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Proposal to lift MP immunity

Members of parliament should no longer be granted immunity, according to a group of MPs from the ruling Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ). They have prepared a change in the constitution that would remove the immunity.

It would need 90 votes in the 150 seat parliament for the change to be accepted, meaning that the opposition would also need to support the measure. Opposition Smer MP Róbert Kaliňák has already said he supports the measure, calling it "rational".

In the past, immunity was used to protect those believed to be responsible for the kidnapping of the former president's son.

Compiled by Conrad Toft from press reports.
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