A bill capping family benefits payments passed in parliament after a member of the opposition Communist Party accidentally voted in favour, giving the measure the needed 76 votes in the 150-member chamber.
The bill was returned to parliament by President Rudolf Schuster, who felt it might be against the constitution.
Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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10. Dec 2002 at 13:47