Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Sulík satisfied with progress of amendment to end MPs' misdemeanour immunity

Speaker of Parliament Richard Sulík said on Tuesday, May 31, that he was happy to see that all coalition MPs present in the House – except for Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) MP Július Stanko – voting in favour of abolishing the 'misdemeanour immunity' enjoyed by MPs, thereby passing the bill to its second reading, the TASR newswire reported.

Speaker of Parliament Richard Sulík said on Tuesday, May 31, that he was happy to see that all coalition MPs present in the House – except for Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) MP Július Stanko – voting in favour of abolishing the 'misdemeanour immunity' enjoyed by MPs, thereby passing the bill to its second reading, the TASR newswire reported.

Sulík said that he did not understand why Stanko had withdrawn his electronic voting card before the vote, a move that made him 'invisible' and thus unregistered for the vote. The speaker noted that the yes votes of two former opposition SNS – now independent – MPs, Anna Belousovová and Rudolf Pučík, had "had their weight, too". Sulík said he believes the bill will definitely be passed after its next parliamentary reading, allowing the coalition to keep its pre-election pledge to scrap MPs’ immunity from misdemeanours such as speeding fines.

"The fact that an MP drives after having drunk alcohol, that MPs can park in places which aren't allowed, or in spaces set aside for invalids, is not related to carrying out their functions as MPs. MPs certainly do not need this to do their jobs," Belousovová said before the vote, as quoted by TASR.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Quidditch becomes reality in Slovakia as first teams emerge Video

The wizard sport, fighting for its status in the real sports world, has won the hearts of some Slovaks.

Robert Fico is not Saddam Hussein

It would take too long to list all the crazy distortions the international media presented about Central Europe and the Czech election campaign this week.

Babiš

Top stories from Last Week in Slovakia Video

Voters’ indifference affects regional votes - Can Slovaks be lured back from Britain? - Petit Press majority owner dies

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between October 20 and October 29, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

International Halloween Party