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    • Macron draws alliance to race on local elections

      Macron draws alliance to race on local elections

      France’s ruling La Republique en Marche (LREM) announced plans to join forces with the conservative Les Republicens (LR) in a bid to win upcoming local elections, Reuters reported. The move comes as the ruling party showed not enough strength to win on its own. LREM of President Emmanuel Macron will be in alliance with LR in the race for the regional vote in June in the southern Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region, government sources elaborated.

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    • Irish parties reach deal on new government

      Irish parties reach deal on new government

      Ireland’s Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and Green parties struck on Monday a deal to form a new coalition government that will end a months-long stalemate and is expected to make Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin prime minister, news wires reported. Fine Gael leader and current PM Leo Varadkar is expected to return as prime minister in 2022 for the second half of the government’s five-year term.

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    • Four parties agree new Slovenia's government coalition

      Four parties agree new Slovenia's government coalition

      The centre-right Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS), led by former PM Janez Jansa (pictured), agreed late on Tuesday on a future government coalition with three other parties, news wires reported. The SDS would form a coalition with the centre-left Party of Modern Centre (SMC), the conservative New Slovenia and the pensioners' party Desus.

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    • Finland agrees to form five-party government

      Finland agrees to form five-party government

      Finland is to have a five-party coalition government after last Sunday the leaders of these parties successfully concluded talks to form a new government. Social Democrat leader Antti Rinne is set to become the country's first leftist prime minister for 20 years. “The government programme is ready and ministerial posts have been allocated,” he wrote in Twitter.

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    • Finland's coalition parties agree spending boost

      Finland's coalition parties agree spending boost

      The five Finnish parties in talks to form a new government plan to increase public spending by €1.2 billion over four years, Finland’s largest daily Helsingin Sanomat reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed government sources. The election-winning Social Democrats and four smaller parties have been in talks since the 14 April general election to agree a joint program for their planned coalition.

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    • Greek defense minister quits over Macedonia name deal, coalition in doubt

      Greek defense minister quits over Macedonia name deal, coalition in doubt

      Greece’s right-wing defense minister resigned on Sunday in protest at a deal ending a long running dispute with Macedonia over its name, clouding the future of the coalition government months before national elections. Panos Kammenos, whose Independent Greeks party props up the government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, has long opposed the accord with neighboring Macedonia signed by their governments last year.

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