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Sovereignty bill fails by two votes

A BILL put forward by the ruling coalition Christian Democrats that would guarantee the sovereignty of the Slovak state, particularly in answer to Hungary's Status Law for Hungarians living abroad, failed to pass to second reading in Parliament April 10 by two votes. Of the 128 members of parliament present in the 150-seat chamber, 63 voted in favour, 41 against, and 21 MPs abstained. It had been feared the bill, if passed, would drive a major wedge between the Christian Democrats and their ruling coalition partners, the Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK).

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News digest: Security Council will meet to discuss nationwide testing

Overview of news from Monday, October 19, 2020.

PM Igor Matovič announcing some details about nationwide testing on October 18.

PM wants to test everyone, Kotleba already positive in neo-Nazism

Nationwide testing is less utopian than the blackout but it is driven by the same ambition.

PM Igor Matovič shows the antigen testing kit that should be used in the nationwide testing project in Slovakia.

Matovič keeps falling. The effect of the dispute with its coalition partner is hard to guess

The senior coalition party was defeated by ex-PM Pellegrini’s movement, the Focus poll shows.

PM Igor Matovič

UPDATED: Nationwide testing will be secured by the army

Foreigners living in Slovakia will be able to get tested too.

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