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Ruling SNS and HZDS missing sessions

MPs from the Slovak National Party (SNS) and the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) have missed an average of one in seven parliamentary votes since last year's general election, according to an analysis by the Hospodárske noviny daily.

The most frequent absentees of both parties have been their leaders, Ján Slota (SNS) and Vladimír Mečiar (HZDS). Out of a total of 513 votes, Slota missed 371, while Mečiar came third (missing 186 votes), just behind the opposition Slovak Democratic and Christian Union MP and FIFA referee, Ľuboš Micheľ, who missed 187 votes.

Slota claimed he was nearly always present in parliament but simply did not vote. "I didn't consider it necessary," he said.

On the other hand, MPs from the ruling coalition Smer party were the most disciplined, missing the fewest votes.

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