Parliamentary Speaker Pavol Hrušovksý fingered five opposition MPs for skipping at least one session of the legislature, in a sign that the new Dzurinda government is getting tougher on absenteeism in the house.
Hrušovský did not actually fine the MPs, three of whom were from the opposition HZDS party and two from the opposition Smer. All five insisted they had been in attendance at the time, and had merely forgotten to sign in.
Only MP Gustav Krajči of the HZDS, angry at having been named, said: “I’m not going to sign any stupid sign-in sheet.”
Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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6. Dec 2002 at 20:06