The opposition SDKÚ-DS party will support an amendment to the Act on Minor Offences, which will narrow the immunity of members of parliament, said SDKÚ-DS chairman Mikuláš Dzurinda at a briefing on Saturday, February 7. He stressed that SDKÚ has already proposed that MPs' immunity should only protect them from prosecution for their opinions and statements in parliament. As for driving and other misdemeanours, all citizens of Slovakia must be treated equally, the SDKÚ-DS leader told the TASR newswire.
The proposal was drawn up by three coalition MPs, Rudolf Pučík (SNS), Ján Richter (Smer-SD) and Ján Kovarčík (ĽS-HZDS), who say that if MPs refuse to take a breathalyser test when involved in road accidents it will be an offence and they will face a fine just like everyone else. TASR
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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9. Feb 2009 at 14:00