The Slovak Parliament will not now hold a no-confidence vote in Justice Minister Tomáš Borec. The opposition had wanted to hold a confidence debate regarding Borec in protest at the ruling Smer party’s refusal to present a report on the state of the justice system before parliament. However, on Thursday, December 13, MPs approved discussion of the report on Tuesday, December 18, and the opposition thereafter withdrew the no-confidence proposal from the programme of the current session.
The People’s Platform, comprising the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ), Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) and Most-Híd has been trying to instigate a debate on the report since November. Jozef Viskupič, an MP for Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OľaNO), another opposition party, described the parties’ decision to withdraw the no-confidence vote as another political own goal for the People’s Platform, the TASR newswire reported.
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13. Dec 2012 at 14:00