Slovak Prime Minister Matovic quits, hands baton to ally Heger

FILE PHOTO: EU leaders summit in Brussels

PRAGUE (Reuters) – Slovak Prime Minister Igor Matovic resigned on Tuesday, opening the way to forming a new government after a month-long political crisis.

President Zuzana Caputova tasked Finance Minister Eduard Heger, a party colleague of Matovic, to form the new government. All four parties in the ruling coalition have agreed to participate in a new cabinet with Heger at the helm.

(Reporting by Robert Muller and Jan Lopatka; Editing by Alison Williams)

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