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Gasparovic Sworn In As Slovak President


http://gdb.rferl.org/B46EDCD6-6B54-4C31-AFEC-AA791C92CD3B_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/B46EDCD6-6B54-4C31-AFEC-AA791C92CD3B_mw800_mh600.jpg 15 June 2004 -- Ivan Gasparovic was sworn in today as Slovakia's president.

A former parliament chairman and ex-prosecutor general, Gasparovic is politically allied with government opposition parties. His support of controversial former Premier Vladimir Meciar has led some to be concerned about his accession to president.

Gasparovic was elected in April to succeed President Rudolf Schuster.

(dpa)
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