Slovenian parliament approves new center-left government

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Posted: Sep 18, 2014 2:07 PM

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Slovenia's parliament approved on Thursday the new Prime Minister Miro Cerar's center-left coalition government, which has pledged to reduce the euro zone member state's budget deficit and continue privatization.

Cerar's 16-member cabinet was approved by 54 votes against 25. His three-party coalition holds 52 out of 90 seats in parliament and investors hope it will return political and financial stability to the country, which narrowly avoided an international bailout for its troubled banks last year.

(Reporting By Marja Novak, Editing by Zoran Radosavljevic and Robin Pomeroy)