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Virant Ouster Vote Defeated Despite PS Boycott

Ljubljana, 4 April - The opposition fell seven votes short of toppling Interior Minister Gregor Virant in an interpellation motion on Friday, as the unity of the ruling coalition was severely shaken by a boycott of the vote from the main partner, Positive Slovenia (PS).

Ljubljana
MP Ivan Vogrin presents his motion to oust Interior Minister Gregor Virant in an address to the National Assembly.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Ljubljana
Interior Minister Gregor Virant responds to an opposition-sponsored motion for a no-confidence vote against him.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Ljubljana
Interior Minister Gregor Virant responds to an opposition-sponsored motion for a no-confidence vote against him.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Ljubljana
Interior Minister Gregor Virant responds to an opposition-sponsored motion for a no-confidence vote against him.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Ljubljana
Interior Minister Gregor Virant responds to an opposition-sponsored motion for a no-confidence vote against him.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

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