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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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April 21, 2000 | From Reuters
Masked commandos stormed the home of former Slovak Premier Vladimir Meciar early Thursday and arrested him on charges of fraud and abuse of power. Police units took up positions around Meciar's villa in the town of Turcianske Teplice, about 100 miles northeast of Bratislava, the capital, and stormed in after he ignored calls to come out. He later told a news conference: "I was up there in the apartment. After an explosion, I heard that something was going on. . . .
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December 31, 1996 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ladislav Chudik has always loved opening fan mail. Some even comes adoringly addressed to "Dr. Sova," the gentlemanly surgeon he portrayed in a hit 1970s television series. So it was with considerable agony that Chudik recently displayed a bundle of correspondence tucked away in his dressing room at the Slovak National Theater. These letters were different--so ghastly that their very mention drained the life from his smile. "A swine like you will always be a swine," one postcard cursed.
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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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April 21, 2000 | From Reuters
Masked commandos stormed the home of former Slovak Premier Vladimir Meciar early Thursday and arrested him on charges of fraud and abuse of power. Police units took up positions around Meciar's villa in the town of Turcianske Teplice, about 100 miles northeast of Bratislava, the capital, and stormed in after he ignored calls to come out. He later told a news conference: "I was up there in the apartment. After an explosion, I heard that something was going on. . . .
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June 20, 1992 | From Associated Press
Czech and Slovak leaders agreed early today to split Czechoslovakia into two nations, ending their 74-year-old federation. Czech leader Vaclav Klaus and Vladimir Meciar, the most powerful man in the Slovak lands, said their regional parliaments would make the final arrangements for the country's future--leaving the slightest possibility that Czechoslovakia might survive. But both sides made clear that three years after the "velvet revolution," the "velvet divorce" is inevitable.
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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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December 31, 1996 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ladislav Chudik has always loved opening fan mail. Some even comes adoringly addressed to "Dr. Sova," the gentlemanly surgeon he portrayed in a hit 1970s television series. So it was with considerable agony that Chudik recently displayed a bundle of correspondence tucked away in his dressing room at the Slovak National Theater. These letters were different--so ghastly that their very mention drained the life from his smile. "A swine like you will always be a swine," one postcard cursed.
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June 20, 1992 | From Associated Press
Czech and Slovak leaders agreed early today to split Czechoslovakia into two nations, ending their 74-year-old federation. Czech leader Vaclav Klaus and Vladimir Meciar, the most powerful man in the Slovak lands, said their regional parliaments would make the final arrangements for the country's future--leaving the slightest possibility that Czechoslovakia might survive. But both sides made clear that three years after the "velvet revolution," the "velvet divorce" is inevitable.
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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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