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    Croatian Parliament Votes for Country's New Cabinet

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    The Croatian parliament voted on Wednesday to approve the country's new government, local media reported.

    BELGRADE (Sputnik) — The coalition government formed by the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), the Bridge of the Independent Lists (MOST) and eight national minority parliamentarians, gathered support of 91 lawmakers from the 151-member parliament, the Balkan Insight website reported.

    The government had four vice presidents, including three from the HDZ and one from the MOST, the media outlet reported.

    On September 11, the Croatians elected their legislative body. The HDZ, led by Andrej Plenkovic, won September the vote with 61 seats, while MOST won 13 mandates. The Social Democrats Party (SDP) came second with 54 seats.

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