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President accepts Pellegrini’s resignation, appoints new education minister

PRESIDENT Andrej Kiska accepted the resignation of Education Minister Peter Pellegrini who took the post only a few months ago. The president also appointed a new minister: the ministry’s current State Secretary Juraj Draxler, the TASR newswire reported on November 25.

PRESIDENT Andrej Kiska accepted the resignation of Education Minister Peter Pellegrini who took the post only a few months ago. The president also appointed a new minister: the ministry’s current State Secretary Juraj Draxler, the TASR newswire reported on November 25.

The Education Ministry has already experienced two changes in ministers this year. Back in July then minister Dušan Čaplovič resigned, being replaced by Pellegrini who at the time served as state secretary at the Finance Ministry. Pellegrini now leaves to become the new speaker of parliament, after Pavol Paška who resigned in connection to the dubious purchase of a CT scanner by the Piešťany hospital.

The MPs will vote for the new speaker later on November 25. It is expected there will be no problem with electing Pellegrini as Smer holds a majority in the parliament, TASR wrote.

Source: TASR

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