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Slovakia's parliament sets early election for Sept 30

Jan. 31, 2023 12:16 PM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's parliament on Tuesday approved Sept. 30 as the date for an early election in the country. Ninety-two lawmakers in the 150-seat National Council — two more than needed — voted in favor of the move that came a week after lawmakers amended...

Retired Czech army general Pavel wins presidential election

Jan. 28, 2023 13:23 PM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Petr Pavel, a retired army general, decisively defeated populist billionaire Andrej Babis in a runoff vote Saturday to become the Czech Republic's new president. Pavel, 61, will succeed controversy-courting Milos Zeman in the largely ceremonial but prestigious post....

Slovakia parliament changes constitution to enable snap vote

Jan. 25, 2023 07:13 AM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s parliament amended the country's constitution Wednesday to make it possible to hold early elections. Ninety-two lawmakers voted in favor of an amendment that allows a snap vote if it is approved by a three-fifths majority in the 150-seat...

Slovak vote on early election not binding due to low turnout

Jan. 22, 2023 04:33 AM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A nationwide referendum in Slovakia on amending the country’s constitution to make possible an early election has failed to produce a legally binding result because the turnout was too low. The country’s Statistics Office said Sunday that voters...

Slovakia holds referendum to enable snap election

Jan. 21, 2023 04:41 AM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia held a nationwide referendum Saturday on amending the country’s constitution to make possible an early election. President Zuzana Caputova’s decided on the ballot last year after three opposition parties gathered over 380,000 signatures...

Slovak leader sets framework for snap vote after govt falls

Dec. 16, 2022 09:15 AM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s president formally dismissed the country’s government on Friday, a day after it lost a no-confidence vote in Parliament, and set the framework for holding an early election by mid-2023. President Zuzana Caputova gave Parliament a deadline...

Slovak government falls after losing no-confidence vote

Dec. 15, 2022 14:52 PM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Slovakia’s coalition government fell Thursday after losing a no-confidence vote in parliament called by the opposition following months of political crisis, in a development that could lead to an early election. In the country's 150-seat Parliament, 78 lawmakers,...

Slovakia’s government falls after losing parliamentary no-confidence vote

Dec. 15, 2022 12:34 PM EST
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s government falls after losing parliamentary no-confidence vote.

Slovak government faces parliamentary no confidence vote

Dec. 08, 2022 09:36 AM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Lawmakers in Slovakia began to debate a parliamentary no-confidence vote against the country's coalition government on Thursday in a move that could threaten Prime Minister Eduard Heger’s minority Cabinet. The opposition liberal Freedom and Solidarity...

Central European PMs stress shared ties amid friction on war

Nov. 24, 2022 12:09 PM EST

KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — The leaders of four Central European countries meeting in a regional summit in Slovakia Thursday emphasized the issues that tie them together and downplayed divisive ones. The prime ministers of the Visegrad Four countries — Poland, the Czech Republic,...