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Slovak elected to NATO assembly

JOZEF Banáš was elected the new deputy chairman of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly November 16.

Banáš, who recently joined the ruling Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ), beat off competition from Romanian MP Mihai Lupoi, wrote the daily SME.

The new chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly is Pierre Lelluche, who will replace Douglas Bereuter.

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Poll: Smer followed by SaS, KDH also in parliament

Had the general election taken place in mid-February, the opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) would place second, and the now extra-parliamentary KDH would get nine seats.

Alojz Hlina took over at the helm of KDH