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ZAGREB (Reuters) - Croatia's parliament approved on Friday seven new ministers in a reshuffled conservative-led cabinet, ending a government crisis after a split in April between the conservatives and their junior centre-right partner.

In the vote, 78 deputies in the 151-seat parliament endorsed the new government coalition.

The conservative HDZ party struck a coalition deal with the liberal Croatian People's Party (HNS), representatives of national minorities and a few smaller parties to remain in power and avert a second snap poll in less than a year.

(Reporting by Igor Ilic; Editing by Hugh Lawson)


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