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Slovaks Hold Fresh Rallies Against New Cabinet Following Shuffle

Several thousand Slovaks marched in the capital Bratislava to protest against the government, a sign of continued public discontent over corruption that the resignation of former Prime Minister Robert Fico and a cabinet reshuffle failed to quell.

The post-communist European Union member has endured a month of political turbulence after the murder of a journalist investigating state corruption sparked the biggest demonstrations since the fall of communism. The march, organized by students on Friday, was smaller than a protest last week, in which tens of thousands of people took to the streets in several cities across the country of 5.4 million.

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President Andrej Kiska appointed a new government on Thursday after the three coalition parties agreed to replace Fico, one of Europe’s longest-serving leaders who took his country into the euro zone and focused on building stronger social state.

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