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Another attempt to dismiss Speaker Zorčič fails

Ljubljana, 28 May - Igor Zorčič remains speaker as only 45 MPs voted to dismiss him in a secret ballot Friday, one short of the needed majority, just like in the first attempt on 30 March after he quit the coalition Modern Centre Party (SMC). Two ballots were invalid while no MP voted against as the centre-left opposition and unaffiliated MPs obstructed the vote.

Ljubljana
Speaker Igor Zorčič speaking to the press immediately after the National Assembly failed to dismiss him.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
Speaker Igor Zorčič speaking to the press immediately after the National Assembly failed to dismiss him.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
The National Assembly resumes an emergency session to vote on a proposal to dismiss Igor Zorčič as the speaker, among other items on the agenda.
Photo: Nik Jevšnik/STA

Ljubljana
The National Assembly resumes an emergency session to vote on a proposal to dismiss Igor Zorčič as the speaker, among other items on the agenda.
Photo: Nik Jevšnik/STA

Ljubljana
The National Assembly resumes an emergency session to vote on a proposal to dismiss Igor Zorčič as the speaker, among other items on the agenda.
Photo: Nik Jevšnik/STA

Ljubljana
Jožeh Horvat, an MP for the coalition New Slovenia (NSi), who is tipped as a replacement for Igor Zorčič in the post of parliamentary speaker.
Photo: Nik Jevšnik/STA

Ljubljana
The National Assembly resumes an emergency session to vote on a proposal to dismiss Igor Zorčič as the speaker, among other items on the agenda.
Photo: Nik Jevšnik/STA

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