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September 28, 1998 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Triumphant opposition leaders claimed victory Sunday after two days of voting for a new Slovakian parliament, predicting they will soon take power in a transition that could strengthen this nation's democracy and speed its entry into European institutions. Four allied opposition parties won 93 of 150 seats in the Friday and Saturday balloting, according to early results announced Sunday.
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May 31, 1999 | Reuters
Government candidate Rudolf Schuster was declared the victor Sunday in Slovakia's presidential election, paving the way for tough economic measures planned by the coalition administration. The central electoral commission said Schuster took more than 57% of the vote Saturday; ex-Premier Vladimir Meciar won 42.8%.
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May 16, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Rudolf Schuster, the four-party coalition government candidate and the firm favorite in Slovakia's presidential elections, holds a strong lead in the first round, an exit poll showed. But with no candidate likely to take the 50% of all eligible voters needed to score outright victory, a winner-take-all runoff between the two top candidates looks certain on May 29. The poll, conducted by the private MVK agency for Slovak television, said Schuster had taken 49.
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May 16, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Rudolf Schuster, the four-party coalition government candidate and the firm favorite in Slovakia's presidential elections, holds a strong lead in the first round, an exit poll showed. But with no candidate likely to take the 50% of all eligible voters needed to score outright victory, a winner-take-all runoff between the two top candidates looks certain on May 29. The poll, conducted by the private MVK agency for Slovak television, said Schuster had taken 49.
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February 16, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Parliament elected Michal Kovac, a former banker, as Slovakia's first president, breaking a deadlock that had threatened to destabilize the newly independent country. Kovac, 62, was the last Speaker of Czechoslovakia's federal Parliament before the country split peacefully into Czech and Slovak states on Jan. 1. Parliament had failed in two tries last month to choose a head of state when none of four candidates won the necessary three-fifths majority.
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May 31, 1999 | Reuters
Government candidate Rudolf Schuster was declared the victor Sunday in Slovakia's presidential election, paving the way for tough economic measures planned by the coalition administration. The central electoral commission said Schuster took more than 57% of the vote Saturday; ex-Premier Vladimir Meciar won 42.8%.
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March 12, 1994 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Parliament of Slovakia voted Friday to oust populist Prime Minister Vladimir Meciar, who spearheaded the nationalist drive that brought about the 1993 break-up of Czechoslovakia and set the poorer eastern lands on a course for economic ruin. The 78-2 vote of no-confidence in Meciar, cast after a two-day debate in the Slovak capital of Bratislava, reflected the political and social turmoil that has gradually consumed Slovakia since its damaging split from the Czech lands 14 months ago.
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September 25, 1998 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Critics say Prime Minister Vladimir Meciar of Slovakia runs an authoritarian political machine based on patronage, corruption, heavy-handed pressure and disrespect for democratic rules. But such rebukes didn't seem to concern his mostly gray-haired supporters at a rally early this week ahead of crucial parliamentary elections today and Saturday. They cheered Meciar as a hero, a talented leader and a patriot who led their nation to independence.
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June 7, 1992 | CHARLES T. POWERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Parliamentary elections in Czechoslovakia set the stage Saturday for a summer of protracted negotiations between Czechs and Slovaks over economic issues and still more wrangling over the relationship between the two republics.
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October 2, 1994 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Voters here issued a clear rebuke of Western-style capitalism Saturday, handing the party of former Prime Minister Vladimir Meciar a strong election victory, according to preliminary results and exit polls after two days of voting. Meciar, who was ousted from power in March amid allegations of corruption and obstructing Slovakia's economic reforms, was expected to fall short of winning an absolute majority.
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September 28, 1998 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Triumphant opposition leaders claimed victory Sunday after two days of voting for a new Slovakian parliament, predicting they will soon take power in a transition that could strengthen this nation's democracy and speed its entry into European institutions. Four allied opposition parties won 93 of 150 seats in the Friday and Saturday balloting, according to early results announced Sunday.
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September 25, 1998 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Critics say Prime Minister Vladimir Meciar of Slovakia runs an authoritarian political machine based on patronage, corruption, heavy-handed pressure and disrespect for democratic rules. But such rebukes didn't seem to concern his mostly gray-haired supporters at a rally early this week ahead of crucial parliamentary elections today and Saturday. They cheered Meciar as a hero, a talented leader and a patriot who led their nation to independence.
NEWS
October 2, 1994 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Voters here issued a clear rebuke of Western-style capitalism Saturday, handing the party of former Prime Minister Vladimir Meciar a strong election victory, according to preliminary results and exit polls after two days of voting. Meciar, who was ousted from power in March amid allegations of corruption and obstructing Slovakia's economic reforms, was expected to fall short of winning an absolute majority.
NEWS
March 12, 1994 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Parliament of Slovakia voted Friday to oust populist Prime Minister Vladimir Meciar, who spearheaded the nationalist drive that brought about the 1993 break-up of Czechoslovakia and set the poorer eastern lands on a course for economic ruin. The 78-2 vote of no-confidence in Meciar, cast after a two-day debate in the Slovak capital of Bratislava, reflected the political and social turmoil that has gradually consumed Slovakia since its damaging split from the Czech lands 14 months ago.
NEWS
February 16, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Parliament elected Michal Kovac, a former banker, as Slovakia's first president, breaking a deadlock that had threatened to destabilize the newly independent country. Kovac, 62, was the last Speaker of Czechoslovakia's federal Parliament before the country split peacefully into Czech and Slovak states on Jan. 1. Parliament had failed in two tries last month to choose a head of state when none of four candidates won the necessary three-fifths majority.
NEWS
June 7, 1992 | CHARLES T. POWERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Parliamentary elections in Czechoslovakia set the stage Saturday for a summer of protracted negotiations between Czechs and Slovaks over economic issues and still more wrangling over the relationship between the two republics.
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