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FILE  - In this Friday, March 20, 2020 file photo, Designated Slovakian Prime Minister Igor Matovic wearing a face mask takes the oath during the inaugural session of the new Parliament, in Bratislava, Slovakia. Slovakia’s president has sworn in a new government led by the winning party in the parliamentary election. President Zuzana Caputova appointed a four-party coalition led by Igor Matovic whose center-right populist opposition group Ordinary People captured 25% of the Feb. 29 vote. All present at the ceremony on Saturday, March 21, 2020 had protective face masks and gloves amid the outbreak of the coronavirus.  (Michal Svitok/TASR via AP, File)

New Slovakian government wins mandatory confidence vote

Apr. 30, 2020 9:56 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s new government, which was faced with the immediate policy challenge of the coronavirus pandemic, won a mandatory confidence vote in Parliament on Thursday. Of the 141 lawmakers present in the 150-seat Parliament, 93 voted to give confidence to the four-party...