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Economy minister resigns

Economy Minister Robert Nemcsics has submitted his resignation to President Rudolf Schuster. According to presidential spokesman Jan Fule, Schuster will accept the resignation on Wednesday.

"The president has no other option. If he refuses to accept the resignation, he would violate the constitution, which says that no one can be forced to perform a political function," Fule explained.

Schuster will also name one of the ministers with an economic portfolio as the temporary manager of the department. Nemcsics is returning to the parliament as a deputy.

Nemcsics announced his decision to step down on August 27 after the ruling New Citizen's Alliance (ANO) leaders had agreed that they had lost political confidence in him, in response to his criticism of party leader Pavol Rusko's way of managing party affairs.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
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