MPs postpone voting on Lisbon Treaty

During the parliamentary session on January 30, Coalition MPs supported the proposal by Smer-SD MP Jana Laššáková to postpone the voting on the Lisbon Treaty until January 31 at 5 p.m. Shortly before that, however, the coalition voted down a proposal by Opposition SDKÚ-DS MP Stanislav Janis to postpone the voting, following which the Opposition MPs left the chamber. In order for the treaty to be ratified, it needs the support of three-fifths of parliament, i.e. 90 MPs. Given that there are only 85 governing-coalition lawmakers, support from at least five Opposition MPs is essential. TASR

During the parliamentary session on January 30, Coalition MPs supported the proposal by Smer-SD MP Jana Laššáková to postpone the voting on the Lisbon Treaty until January 31 at 5 p.m. Shortly before that, however, the coalition voted down a proposal by Opposition SDKÚ-DS MP Stanislav Janis to postpone the voting, following which the Opposition MPs left the chamber. In order for the treaty to be ratified, it needs the support of three-fifths of parliament, i.e. 90 MPs. Given that there are only 85 governing-coalition lawmakers, support from at least five Opposition MPs is essential. TASR

p>Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports

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