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Matovič withdraws plan to slim down parliament

Lawmakers will not vote on Thursday, June 2, on a draft aimed at reducing the number of members in the Slovak Parliament. Independent MP and head of the Ordinary People faction Igor Matovič, had submitted to parliament a draft amendment to the constitution that would cut the number of lawmakers from the current 150 to 79, but withdrew it.

Lawmakers will not vote on Thursday, June 2, on a draft aimed at reducing the number of members in the Slovak Parliament. Independent MP and head of the Ordinary People faction Igor Matovič, had submitted to parliament a draft amendment to the constitution that would cut the number of lawmakers from the current 150 to 79, but withdrew it.

Matovič said, as quoted by the SITA newswire, that he did not want to cause any trauma to his parliamentary colleagues. He said he was also reacting to the fact that some coalition MPs preferred that parliament stop dealing with the draft, which they consider poorly prepared and exhibitionist, without any real chance of being passed.

Matovič wants, however, to adjust his draft and re-submit it as soon as possible. According to some calculations the state would save over €30 million within four years if the reduction in the number of MPs were implemented. To approve an amendment to the constitution requires a three-fifths majority, but no parliamentary parties have voiced support for the proposal.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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