SaS: Ordinary People faction will give up their parliamentary seats if they leave SaS caucus

Representatives of the Ordinary People (OL) faction will give up their MPs' mandates if they leave the Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) caucus within this electoral term, according to an agreement between SaS and OL presented to the media at a press conference on Monday, August 2.

Representatives of the Ordinary People (OL) faction will give up their MPs' mandates if they leave the Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) caucus within this electoral term, according to an agreement between SaS and OL presented to the media at a press conference on Monday, August 2.

According to Ordinary People head Igor Matovič, the four OL-member MPs, who were elected in June via the SaS party list, agreed the deal so that nobody could cast doubt on their support for the coalition, of which SaS is a part.

"Meeting agreements is fundamental to any good cooperation. That's why I, Richard Sulík [SaS leader], with the knowledge of Prime Minister Iveta Radičová, declare that the SaS programme will be extended by the points in OL's programme that SaS agrees with," reads the agreement between SaS and OL, as quoted by the TASR newswire. Sulík claims that he has done all he can to promote OL's proposals within the coalition and that he'll submit them at the next revision of the government programme. "This promise replaces the original agreement with OL, which, unfortunately, wasn't kept," said Sulík. Uncertainty emerged in late July over whether OL deputies would support the government programme if their policies were not included. Their votes are necessary to secure the coalition's narrow majority.

Matovič said he realised that it is rather late to make changes to the government manifesto, which is heading to parliament for approval, but he sees an opportunity at its first revision. When it comes to the points that have a chance of gaining SaS's support, Sulík mentioned the proposal to create a direct link between MPs' attendance records in parliament and their salaries, and the scrapping of golden parachutes for lawmakers, mayors and local councillors. The idea of OL creating its own party is not appropriate now, Matovič added.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Refugees on a train in Hungary.

Fico government firm on anti-migrant stand

The Slovak government however admitted that “there is a real threat that we will face the pressure of the member states that the migrants are heading to, on our own”.

Prison, illustrative stock photo.

For first time in Slovak History, two lifers may walk out of jail

FOR THE first time in Slovakia’s history, two convicts sentenced to life in prison may be released on parole.

Richnava

Police attacked during skirmish at Roma settlement

POLICE officers came under attack by locals at a Roma settlement near Richňava in Košice Region on September 1. Police were summoned to the settlement by paramedics because of a brawl that erupted between…

PM Robert Fico and his wife Svetlana

Fico has neither account, nor company stake in Belize

SLOVAK Prime Minister Robert Fico and his wife do not have and have never had any banking accounts in Belize, and do not hold any stake and do not have managerial control in any company registered in Belize.

MOST READ ARTICLES


  1. Increase in number of Slovak millionaires outpaces the rest of Europe
  2. SIAF air fest was attended by 140,000 spectators, many pilots
  3. Fico government firm on anti-migrant stand
  4. Slovak grandfather receives birthday wishes from all over the world
  5. Slovak man's story part of Titanic exhibition in Bratislava
  6. SEWS leaves Slovakia for Romania, buying the land under the plant
  7. Slovakia and its shameful policy on refugees
  8. For first time in Slovak History, two lifers may walk out of jail
  9. Fico has neither account, nor company stake in Belize
  10. Refugees barricaded themselves in Medveďov camp
  1. Increase in number of Slovak millionaires outpaces the rest of Europe
  2. Fico government firm on anti-migrant stand
  3. Slovak grandfather receives birthday wishes from all over the world
  4. SIAF air fest was attended by 140,000 spectators, many pilots
  5. Slovakia and its shameful policy on refugees
  6. Fico has neither account, nor company stake in Belize
  7. Police attacked during skirmish at Roma settlement
  8. SEWS leaves Slovakia for Romania, buying the land under the plant
  9. Slovak man's story part of Titanic exhibition in Bratislava
  10. Police stopped extremists’ ride to Gabčíkovo
  1. Increase in number of Slovak millionaires outpaces the rest of Europe
  2. SIAF air fest was attended by 140,000 spectators, many pilots
  3. Slovakia and its shameful policy on refugees
  4. Slovak grandfather receives birthday wishes from all over the world
  5. Slovak man's story part of Titanic exhibition in Bratislava
  6. Crooks may land €2 million in land deals for Jaguar Land Rover
  7. Fico government firm on anti-migrant stand
  8. Police stopped extremists’ ride to Gabčíkovo
  9. SEWS leaves Slovakia for Romania, buying the land under the plant
  10. Fico has neither account, nor company stake in Belize