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MP František Šebej leaves OKS

THE ONLY MP from the Civic Conservative Party (OKS) who voted to approve the changes to the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) has left his party. But MP František Šebej announced that he will remain as a member of Most-Híd party’s parliamentary caucus, the SITA newswire reported. The four MPs from OKS entered parliament on Most-Híd’s slate in the 2010 parliamentary election.

THE ONLY MP from the Civic Conservative Party (OKS) who voted to approve the changes to the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) has left his party. But MP František Šebej announced that he will remain as a member of Most-Híd party’s parliamentary caucus, the SITA newswire reported. The four MPs from OKS entered parliament on Most-Híd’s slate in the 2010 parliamentary election.



“I made the decision because of important differences of opinion on several issues, for instance the bailout mechanism,” Šebej stated, as quoted by SITA, adding that he has no personal issues with the three remaining MPs from OKS and foresees no problem cooperating with them in the future.

Peter Zajac, the chairman of OKS, said he respects Šebej’s decision even though he feels very sorry about it because they have been working together since 1989.

Some members of Most-Híd have started questioning their future cooperation with the three MPs from OKS who did not vote with the government on the EFSF issue, saying it could now be difficult, the TASR newswire reported. Those three MPs – Zajac, Ondrej Dostál and Peter Osuský – did not comment on whether they will remain in the Most-Híd caucus or become independent MPs.

“We will see who will be in the new government,” Zajac stated, as quoted by TASR. “We have clearly declared that we won’t support any government featuring or being supported by [Smer chairman] Robert Fico.”


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