Education Minister Martina Lubyová will remain in her post. The parliament failed to recall the nominee of the Slovak National Party (SNS) at a special session held on February 18.
The session, initiated by the opposition, lasted eight hours. Out of the 105 MPs present, only 43 supported the proposal.
"We are not giving up because our job as the opposition is to prevent citizens' money from being wasted through dubious subsidies and to offer solutions to improve our education," said Veronika Remišová of the Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) movement, as quoted by the TASR newswire.Experts' high hopes for education minister have turned to disappointment Read more
Lubyová says she cares about science
"I really care about education and science, about the future of the people who work in these fields," Lubyová said, as quoted by TASR. "We will do our best to continue on all the reforms and changes we have launched."
She denied all the accusations and called the opposition's efforts to recall her to be politicisation. She mentioned the dismissal of people in charge of the scandalous allocation of the state's stimuli on research and development.
However, four laws were breached when allocating the stimuli, said opposition MP Branislav Gröhling of Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) in the debate.
Even if 200 tornadoes hit the country, they would not cause as much damage as the education ministers nominated by the SNS, added non-affiliated MP Martin Poliačik, as reported by TASR.
Lubyová's predecessor, Peter Plavčan, was also nominated by the party and recalled for the scandal over the distribution of EU funds on research.