After a four-day break, Slovakia’s parliament reconvened on Tuesday, October 18 and on the third day of their October session the lawmakers are expected to proceed with the
agenda approved last week at the start of the session with government’s bills in their first reading to be handled first, the SITA newswire reported.
"Regardless of the fact that political leaders have not found yet a solution to the [political] crisis, parliament will meet," said Pavol Hrušovský, the new speaker of parliament, as quoted by SITA. The first item on Tuesday’s agenda is a proposal prepared by the Foreign Affairs Ministry on sending civil crisis management experts abroad.
The 24th session of parliament became quite complicated after the cabinet of Iveta Radičová failed to win a confidence vote on October 11. Since then the coalition and opposition deputies have not reached accord on which drafts they will discuss.
Nevertheless the parliamentary session is proceeding as if nothing extraordinary had happened, Hrušovský told journalists. "Nothing has changed concerning constitutional rights of MPs. Parliament has the confidence of Slovak citizens and has to use its constitutional rights and competencies in the best possible way," the speaker said.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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18. Oct 2011 at 14:00