7 March 2016, 18:06 GMT
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — At a special meeting of the republic's parliament, 36 out of the 116 lawmakers voted in support of Fico's removal from his post, the Teraz online publication reported Friday.
At least 76 votes were necessary to enact the dismissal.
Fico, who lives in an apartment complex owned by entrepreneur Ladislav Basternak, has been accused by the opposition of paying an estimated 4,450 euros ($5,000) less than other residents. The opposition has called this a bribe from Basternak.
The prime minister has previously faced allegations of links to Basternak's purported tax frauds, and has been criticized for downplaying the role played by Robert Kalinak, the Minister of the Interior, in failing to investigate Basternak's tax fraud.
According to the reports, the Fico called Friday's special meeting unreasonable and unnecessary.