Pellegrini: No-confidence Vote Turned out Just as We Expected

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Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini. (Stock photo by TASR)

Giraltovce, September 17 (TASR) – Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini (Smer-SD) stated on Tuesday before the Government’s away-from-home session in Presov region that the no-confidence vote in him which took place earlier in the day turned out as was forseeable.

“I’m not saying that I was one hundred percent calm because you never know what might happen. You need to approach such things with humility and respect. I think that the vote turned out just as we expected and the opposition was unable to obtain enough votes. In my opinion, it weren’t only the votes as I found their reasons to dismiss the prime minister lackluster as well. Their reasons were among the weakest I’ve ever seen in my political career,” stated Pellegrini.

The opposition demanded Pellegrini’s ouster due to the fact that he didn’t dismiss former Justice Ministry state secretary Monika Jankovska after information surfaced in the media that she might have been involved in criminal activities of Marian K., who’s been charged with ordering the murder of journalist Jan Kuciak.

Sixty-two MPs voted in favour of the prime minister’s removal from office, 66 were against, and three abstained.