Croatia govt falls as PM loses no confidence vote

  • AFP, Zagreb
  • Updated: Jun 17, 2016 01:11 IST
In this file photo, Croatian Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic, speaks with journalists as he arrives for an EU summit in Brussels. (AP)

Croatia’s government fell Thursday after Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic lost a confidence vote in parliament, in a serious blow to the country’s nationalist rulers after only five months in power.

Dpeaker Zeljko Reiner said that of those present 125 deputies in the 151-member parliament backed the no confidence motion while 15 were against and two abstained.

If a new government is not formed within 30 days, parliament will be dissolved and the president will call snap elections.

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