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Parliament fails to elect deputy speaker

PARLIAMENT has again failed to fill the vacant seat of parliamentary deputy speaker. In another secret ballot, the New Citizen's Alliance (ANO) MP Jirko Malchárek received just 63 votes from the 92 MPs present. He needed 76 to be elected, reported the Pravda daily.

The seat has been vacant since ANO chairman Pavol Rusko became the country's Economy Minister a year ago. Since then several secret ballots for the post have taken place, with the ruling coalition unable to agree on an acceptable replacement.

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Kiska stays away from parliamentary politics

President Kiska has dispersed all questions surrounding his future in politics before Easter, when he announced he was not planning to run for parliament.

Andrej Kiska does not want to walk down the path of party politics.

Danko’s office opens MPs’ letters

OĽaNO wants Danko to step down as parliament’s speaker after what they call an unprecedented measure.

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Train travel to Košice via south to return

The Transport Ministry will restore the operation of fast trains on the southern route as of June.

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