An extraordinary session of parliament to discuss the proposed ouster of Speaker of Parliament Richard Sulík (from the Freedom and Solidarity party, SaS) will start at 14:00 on Wednesday, September 8, the TASR newswire reported.
The no-confidence session was initiated by the leading opposition party, Smer, whose representatives charge that Sulík is not competent enough to hold the second-most important public office. According to Smer caucus chairman and former parliamentary speaker Pavol Paška, their main reasons are Sulík's behaviour, which they say is damaging Slovakia's reputation in the eyes of its European partners, and the way in which he initiated the referendum that will be held September 18.
“In the face of such serious violations of constitutionality, parliamentary principles and our standing within the European Union, Smer simply cannot remain silent,” said Paška.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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8. Sep 2010 at 14:00