Croatia MPs vote in new cabinet amid economic, migrant crises

Prime Minister-designate Tihomir Oreskovic presents his program to the Croatian parliament on January 22, 2016 in ZagrebCroatia’s parliament late Friday approved a new centre-right government led by a political novice, who warned “difficult decisions” lie ahead as the EU’s newest member struggles with meagre economic growth and an influx of refugees. More than two months after a general election failed to produce an outright winner, Tihomir Oreskovic, a non-partisan pharmaceutical executive, was voted in as prime minister after laying out his plans to deputies. Immediately after the vote, Oreskovic and 22 members of his cabinet were sworn in inside the parliament.

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