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Hlina blocks parliamentary proceedings for two hours, faces discipline
6 Sep 2013 Flash News
Just a day after attacking a fellow MP, independent Alojz Hlina blocked parliamentary proceedings for more than two hours on September 5 as part of a protest against Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák, who refused to take his questions in person.
“Parliamentary Speaker [Pavol Paška] once again demonstrated his zero concern for the interests of the institution he's responsible for and a 100-percent sole concern for the interests of his party,” said independent MP and presidential candidate Radoslav Procházka, a quoted by the TASR newswire. “As a result, the state is in the shape it is.”
On September 5, members of the committee failed to find a way to deal with the issue, as the Rules of Order do not recognise physical attacks and thus Smer MP Miroslav Číž defined the issue as a state of legislative emergency, calling for wider debate and a new law.
Martvoň said, as quoted by TASR, that he will file a criminal complaint against Hlina, hesitating whether to define the earlier attack in parliament as attack on a public official or as a rioting – or both – which could be punished with several years prison sentence.
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