Ordinary People will support program statement, not leave SaS faction

Four parliamentary deputies from the civil association Ordinary People elected toparliament by preferential votes from the bottom of the Freedom and Solidarity (SaS)slate will support the programme statement of the new centre-right government for its four-year term, Igor Matovič of the association told SITA newswire.

Four parliamentary deputies from the civil association Ordinary People elected to
parliament by preferential votes from the bottom of the Freedom and Solidarity (SaS)
slate will support the programme statement of the new centre-right government for its four-year term, Igor Matovič of the association told SITA newswire.

Information presented in media that deputies from the Ordinary People are leaving the SaS deputy faction is not true for now, Matovič continued. However, Ordinary People are not happy about the government programme as they claim that none of their ideas were included in it. They will support the programme despite the fact they have lost trust
in the new centre-right coalition, Matovič stated.

The report, posted on Hospodárske Noviny daily's online version (hnonline.sk) on July 28, quoted Ordinary People head Matovič as saying that the group has decided to leave the SaS parliamentary faction with its four MPs, TASR newswire wrote.

If Ordinary People did leave the SaS caucus, the ruling coalition would only have 75 seats in parliament, thereby losing its majority.

"It would be hypocritical of us to remain in the SaS parliamentary caucus and pretend that nothing has happened," Matovič was quoted as saying earlier by the daily.

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