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Hrušovský refuses to sign abortion law

Speaker of parliament and Christian-Democrat Pavol Hrušovský refused to sign the controversial revision to the abortion law, which has turned relations within the ruling coalition explosive. He argued that the Slovak Constitution is not clear on whether he is obliged to sign the law that the parliament passed early July.

President Rudolf Schuster who has a final word on the fate of the bill said he would not deal with it until he does not see Hrušovský's signature there, daily Pravda reports.

Presidential spokesman Jan Füle said Schuster's office will demand that at least a deputy speaker signs the contentious bill.

Compiled by Beáta Balogová from press reports
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