Following some tense discussion in parliamentary committees earlier in the day, the parliamentary majority confirmed seven new ministers and two deputy prime ministers on Friday.
The parliamentary majority confirmed the seven new ministers and two deputy prime ministers that comprise the restructuring of Prime Minister Andrej Plenković's cabinet. Gordan Grlić-Radman is now the new Foreign and European Affairs Minister, while Ivan Malenica is Administration Minister. Mario Banožić has taken over at the State Assets Ministry, while Marko Pavić has moved from the Labour and Pension System Ministry to the Regional Development and EU Funds Ministry. Replacing Pavić as Labour and Pension System Minister is Josip Aladrović. Marija Vučković is the new Agriculture Minister, while Vesna Bedeković is the new Demographics, Family, Youth and Social Policy Minister.
Finance Minister Zdravko Marić and Interior Minister Davor Božinović have also taken on the roles of deputy prime minister.
The opposition, which abstained from the voting, tried to bog the confirmation process down in the parliamentary committee's, where earlier in the day the prime minister presented his minesterial candidates.
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