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Minister Kustec survives no-confidence vote in parliament

Ljubljana, 16 March - Simona Kustec is staying on as education, science and sport minister as the National Assembly was eight votes short of voting her out of office. 38 MPs voted for her dismissal, while 41 opposed it after a 16-hour debate, which started on Monday and ended just after midnight.

Ljubljana
Education Minister Simona Kustec defending her actions as the National Assembly debates an opposition-sponsored motion of no confidence in her.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
Education Minister Simona Kustec defending her actions as the National Assembly debates an opposition-sponsored motion of no confidence in her.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
The National Assembly debates an opposition-sponsored motion of no confidence in Education Minister Simona Kustec (squatting).
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
The National Assembly debates an opposition-sponsored motion of no confidence in Education Minister Simona Kustec (centre).
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
The National Assembly debates an opposition-sponsored motion of no confidence in Education Minister Simona Kustec (centre).
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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