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Opposition HZDS wants Culture Minister sacked

The opposition Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) submitted a proposal to parliament to have a non-confidence vote in Culture Minister Frantisek Tóth called for what it termed his mismanagement of the culture sector.

HZDS caucus leader Tibor Cabaj delivered the proposal - signed by 35 MPs from the opposition HZDS, Smer, and the communist KSS, as well as independents - to acting Speaker of Parliament Béla Bugár, the TASR news wire wrote.

Tóth's political fate will be decided at a special parliamentary session on February 24.

The minister is confident he will survive the vote, and is relying on the goodwill of the opposition Christian Democrats (KDH), who pulled out of the government two weeks ago.

"I believe that I won't be dismissed. I will put forward arguments and evidence that will support what I have done so far at the ministry. I haven't blundered into any scandal, or been accused of doing anything shady," Tóth said.

The KDH's Pavol Minárik said it would make no sense to sack a minister four months before parliamentary elections.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
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