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Croatian Parliament Votes to Dissolve

FILE - Prime Minister of Croatia Tihomir Oreskovic attends a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel after talks at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, March 1, 2016.

The Croatian parliament voted Monday to dissolve, paving the way for new elections to be held in early September.

Support to dissolve parliament was overwhelming, with 137 legislators voting in favor of it, two against and one abstaining.

The vote came one week after lawmakers ousted Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic with a vote of no-confidence.

The dissolution of parliament takes effect on July 15.

Croatia, the European Union's newest member, has been mired in political deadlock and stalled economic reforms for weeks.