Opposition MPs withdraw motion to replace veterans minister

Opposition MPs withdrew from parliamentary procedure on Friday a motion to replace War Veterans' Minister Mijo Crnoja after he resigned yesterday.

Fifty-one MPs from the Croatia Is Growing coalition formally requested Crnoja's replacement on Thursday morning after media reported that Crnoja falsely stated his place of residence. that he did not spend a housing loan received from the War Veterans Ministry to build a family house on a piece of land he was given by the town of Samobor, and that he was reported for physical assault a number of times.

Although he denied the accusations, Crnoja resigned last night, saying he did not wish to be a liability to the new government.

Last update: Fri, 29/01/2016 - 13:43
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