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Leftist Opposition Wins Slovakia General Election

Posted March 11th, 2012 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Slovakia’s former prime minister Robert Fico will return to his old job after his left-wing Smer party trounced its opponents in Saturday’s parliamentary election. Smer-Social Democracy party won more than 44 percent of the vote, or 83 seats in the 150-seat parliament. The conservative SDKU party, led by outgoing Prime Minister Iveta Radicova, received around […]

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Fico Wins Slovakia General Election

Posted March 11th, 2012 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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Slovakia’s former prime minister Robert Fico will return to his old job after his left-wing Smer party trounced its opponents in Saturday’s parliamentary election. With nearly all the votes counted, preliminary results show Smer winning 84 of 150 seats – enough for Mr. Fico to govern on his own if he chooses not to form […]

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First Results: Fico Wins Slovakia General Election

Posted March 11th, 2012 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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Slovakia’s former prime minister Robert Fico will likely return to his old job after his left-wing Smer party trounced its opponents in Saturday’s parliamentary election. Preliminary results show Smer winning at least 86 of 150 seats. Fico supporters threw him in the air and danced with him at a wild celebration at party headquarters in […]

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Slovakia Holding General Elections Saturday

Posted March 10th, 2012 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Slovakia is holding general elections Saturday, with former Prime Minister Robert Fico expected to emerge as winner. The most recent opinion polls showed Mr. Fico’s Smer-Social Democrats well ahead of the center-right SDKU party, led by outgoing Prime Minister Iveta Radicova. Mr. Fico declined to make any predictions as he cast his ballot Saturday. “There […]

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Slovakians Voting In General Elections

Posted March 10th, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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Slovakians are voting in parliamentary elections Saturday amid a bribery scandal some observers say may diminish the turnout. A recent poll indicates popular former prime minister Robert Fico’s Smer-Social Democracy could win half of the seats in the 150-member single chamber parliament. The Social Democracy party is challenging the outgoing 4-party coalition, which may feel […]

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Slovak Talks on Caretaker Government Fail

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Slovak President Ivan Gasparovic and leaders of the country’s major political parties have failed to reach an agreement on an interim caretaker government to guide the country until early elections in March. President Gasparovic on Monday said new talks would be held on Thursday. Slovakia’s constitution mandates that the president dismiss the four-party coalition government […]

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Slovakia PM Survives No-Confidence Vote

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 10:12 am (UTC-5)
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Slovakian Prime Minister Iveta Radicova has survived a parliamentary no-confidence vote in the first test of her center-right coalition government. After 12 hours of heated discussions Wednesday, 78 of 147 lawmakers voted to back Prime Minister Radicova, while 69 supported the no-confidence vote. The opposition fell seven votes short of the 76 it needed to […]

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