Kaliňák amuses parliament by proposing coloured ballot papers

Robert Kaliňák, a former interior minister and now an MP for the Smer party, succeeded in getting an unusual proposal passed by parliament on Thursday, October 21. It affects a secret ballot to select candidates for judges of the disciplinary court.

Robert Kaliňák, a former interior minister and now an MP for the Smer party, succeeded in getting an unusual proposal passed by parliament on Thursday, October 21. It affects a secret ballot to select candidates for judges of the disciplinary court.

He proposed that the candidates of the governing coalition and the opposition should be printed on ballot papers of different colours, coalition-backed candidates on blue and opposition ones on red.

Surprisingly, the proposal was approved by MPs, causing much amusement, the SITA newswire wrote. A repeated vote on the candidates for judges will show whether they were serious.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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