The Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) said on Saturday, October 3, that it would not back the government’s budget plan for 2010, saying that its projections are confusing and irresponsible, the TASR newswire wrote.
KDH claims the Government continues to take on new debt and place a burden on future generations, and so KDH will give it a thumb down in parliament. At a press conference after the party's national executive's meeting on October 3, newly-elected chair of KDH Ján Figeľ expressed concern over the state of the Slovak judiciary and attempts to threaten judges for airing their critical views.
“The executive found that the rule of law is being infringed under Robert Fico's government,” Figeľ told the TASR.
The executive also voted to fill five party presidium positions established under new statutes approved at a party convention last month. Bratislava Mayor Andrej Ďurkovský, party board member Peter Bobula, Nitra's KDH regional leader Pavol Abrhán, Banská Bystrica regional council leader Peter Muránsky and Žilina councillor Peter Belinský have joined the eight presidium members voted in at the party convention in September.
Those elected last month are chairman Ján Figeľ and deputy chairmen Július Brocka, Daniel Lipšic, Anton Marcinčin, Mária Sabolová, Jana Žitňanská and parliamentary caucus chief Pavol Hrušovský (all MPs), and Ivan Uhliarik (party member).
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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