Parliament rejects bill from SaS to cut the number of MPs

The number of MPs in Slovakia’s parliament remains the same after parliament failed to advance a constitution bill submitted by Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party to a second reading on May 16 that would have reduced the number of lawmakers from 150 to 100. The bill had the support of only 18 MPs, 11 from SaS and seven members of the Ordinary People and Independent Personalities party (OĽaNO).

The number of MPs in Slovakia’s parliament remains the same after parliament failed to advance a constitution bill submitted by Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party to a second reading on May 16 that would have reduced the number of lawmakers from 150 to 100. The bill had the support of only 18 MPs, 11 from SaS and seven members of the Ordinary People and Independent Personalities party (OĽaNO).

SaS urged lawmakers to pass the measure, the TASR newswire wrote, citing the country’s difficult economic situation and the need for MPs to contribute more to the consolidation of the country's public finances.

The party estimated savings reaching €13 million over a four-year period just in salaries for MPs and their assistants. Indirect savings for IT and other equipment and staff for MPs would increase the figure even higher, the party claimed.

The second session of parliament was then closed with its third session planned to open on June 19.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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