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Croatian lawmakers topple the prime minister and government

FILE- In this Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 file photo, Croatian Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic, speaks with journalists as he arrives for an EU summit in Brussels. Croatian lawmakers were debating on Thursday, June 16, 2016 whether to oust Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic amid a government deadlock that has fueled prospects of early elections in the European Union’s newest member country.(AP Photo/Francois Walschaerts)

FILE- In this Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 file photo, Croatian Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic, speaks with journalists as he arrives for an EU summit in Brussels. Croatian lawmakers were debating on Thursday, June 16, 2016 whether to oust Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic amid a government deadlock that has fueled prospects of early elections in the European Union’s newest member country.(AP Photo/Francois Walschaerts)  (The Associated Press)

Croatia's parliament has voted overwhelmingly to oust Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic, triggering the fall of the government and raising the prospect of an early election in the European Union's newest member state.

The vote Thursday in the 151-seat assembly was 125 for the ouster, 15 against and two abstentions.