SaS may appeal to Constitutional Court over second EFSF vote

The Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party announced on Thursday, October 13, that it may take the second vote on changes to the EFSF bail-out mechanism, held the same day, to the Slovak Constitutional Court. "[The possibility of] a repeated vote is not stipulated in the Slovak Constitution or legislation," said SaS leader Richard Sulík, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

The Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party announced on Thursday, October 13, that it may take the second vote on changes to the EFSF bail-out mechanism, held the same day, to the Slovak Constitutional Court. "[The possibility of] a repeated vote is not stipulated in the Slovak Constitution or legislation," said SaS leader Richard Sulík, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

If SaS wants to submit a complaint, they would need to collect the signatures of at least 30 MPs first. "If the vote violates the constitution – and at this point we think it will – the signatures of the Slovak National Party (SNS) will probably be there too," Sulík said, adding that in this case it is not about "who wears what political strip".

"Any time there is an unpleasant situation in Slovakia, the legalities are neglected," constitutional law expert Ján Drgonec said at a briefing called by SaS, stressing that he was expressing his opinion as an independent expert. According to Drgonec, who was elected as an MP for the now-defunct party New Citizen's Alliance (ANO) party in 2002, state bodies can only proceed in accordance with the constitution which, however, does not allow for a repeated vote on an international agreement.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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