Slovak opposition parties demand dismissal of Transportation Minister Vážny

Leaders of Slovakia’s opposition parties, the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH), the Slovak Christian and Democratic Union (SDKÚ) and the Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK) met on January 11 in Bratislava to agree on a joint initiative to summon an extraordinary parliamentary session focused on filing a motion to vote no-confidence in Transportation Minister Ľubomír Vážny, the TASR newswire reported. “What happened today prompted us to meet urgently,” said chairman of KDH Ján Figeľ for TASR. He said that when Prime Minister Robert Fico - due to pressure from road transporters - made a step back, he actually admitted that the newly-introduced toll-collection system is not only overpriced, but also chaotic.

Leaders of Slovakia’s opposition parties, the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH), the Slovak Christian and Democratic Union (SDKÚ) and the Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK) met on January 11 in Bratislava to agree on a joint initiative to summon an extraordinary parliamentary session focused on filing a motion to vote no-confidence in Transportation Minister Ľubomír Vážny, the TASR newswire reported.

“What happened today prompted us to meet urgently,” said chairman of KDH Ján Figeľ for TASR. He said that when Prime Minister Robert Fico - due to pressure from road transporters - made a step back, he actually admitted that the newly-introduced toll-collection system is not only overpriced, but also chaotic.

Figeľ said that Minister Vážny was misleading the public last week when saying that the electronic toll system was running well and the whole system is “excellent”. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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