Opposition representatives on January 11 announced that they will start collecting signatures to summon an extraordinary parliamentary session for a no-confidence vote in Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák, the TASR newswire wrote.
According to Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) chairman Ján Figeľ, who spoke to journalists after the opposition meeting, the attempt to dismiss Kaliňák is a response to the international scandal following the incident on January 2 in which an airport security exercise went awry and resulted in a sample of explosive being sent to Dublin in the luggage of an unwitting traveller.
“We see three reasons to draw political consequences against Mr. Kaliňák. The Slovak Constitution has been breached in a grave manner, as were domestic and international regulations. People were exposed to risk and threats. Travellers are serving as guinea pigs to test airport security measures,” explained Figeľ to TASR, adding that a third reason is the unprecedented international humiliation and the fact that the country has been considerably discredited in the eyes of its partners in the war against terrorism. TASR
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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14. Jan 2010 at 10:00