The longest-serving minister in the present government received votes from 79 lawmakers, 49 voted against and one abstained from the vote.
Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković wished Butković success in his new office.
Butković thus become one of the four deputy prime ministers, alongside Tomo Medved, Davor Božinović and Anja Šimpraga. He will take charge of the government’s coordinating body for the economy.
Butković announced earlier that the government would increase large-scale investment in infrastructure and continue to ease the tax burden.
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