The leader of the Ordinary People faction, Igor Matovič, who was elected to parliament on the slate of Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) but now sits as an independent after being expelled from is caucus, announced on Thursday, July 7, that he has started collecting signatures to establish a new party, the Hospodárske Noviny daily reported.
He will not wait to see what becomes of his proposed amendment to the Election Law through which he wants to allow independent candidates to run for parliament. The coalition postponed consideration of the amendment until its September session. The daily reported that Matovič already knows he will not gain support for it, but said that if he had succeeded he would not have established a new party.
Source: Hospodárske Noviny
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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8. Jul 2011 at 10:00