TODAY IN SLOVAKIA

Matovič launched coalition talks, met Čaputová (news digest)

Overview of news from Slovakia on March 2, 2020.

President Zuzana Čaputová received Igor Matovič, the prime-minister-to-be. Boris Kollár will reportedly be the third top constitutional official - as the parliament's speaker. President Zuzana Čaputová received Igor Matovič, the prime-minister-to-be. Boris Kollár will reportedly be the third top constitutional official - as the parliament's speaker. (Source: Sme - Jozef Jakubčo)

This is your overview of news from Slovakia on March 2.
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  • President Zuzana Čaputová congratulated the election winner, OĽaNO. She also said she regretted that many groups of inhabitants will not be represented in the new parliament.
  • President Čaputová met with OĽaNO leader Igor Matovič. She will assign him to propose the next government after she meets with the leaders of the other parties that made it to parliament.

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