‘Ordinary People’ may set up new party but remain in SaS parliamentary caucus

The chairman of Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party’s parliamentary caucus, Jozef Kollár, stated that he expects the four MPs from the ‘Ordinary People’ faction headed by Igor Matovič might soon set up their own party, the TASR newswire wrote. Kollár told TASR on October 25 that he does not expect the four to leave the SaS caucus even after December 31 when their agreement with SaS on pursuing the same policies will expire.

The chairman of Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party’s parliamentary caucus, Jozef Kollár, stated that he expects the four MPs from the ‘Ordinary People’ faction headed by Igor Matovič might soon set up their own party, the TASR newswire wrote.

Kollár told TASR on October 25 that he does not expect the four to leave the SaS caucus even after December 31 when their agreement with SaS on pursuing the same policies will expire.

Moreover, Kollár said Matovič verbally promised SaS chairman Richard Sulík that even if the four set up a party they would not leave the SaS caucus. He also noted that the parliamentary rules of procedure do not allow the four MPs to set up their own grouping, adding that apart from this, the four lawmakers should make sure that they are in a position to know what is going on in the governing coalition of which SaS is part.

The agreement made between Sulík and Matovič in August states that the members of the Ordinary People faction will give up their parliamentary mandates if they leave the SaS caucus.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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