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Political parties reject proposal to change financing of political parties

The current system for public financing of political parties will not change after separate proposals by Igor Matovič, leader of the Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) party, and Daniel Lipšic, an independent MP who leads the new NOVA party, both failed to receive sufficient support among MPs, the TASR newswire reported on February 12.

The current system for public financing of political parties will not change after separate proposals by Igor Matovič, leader of the Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) party, and Daniel Lipšic, an independent MP who leads the new NOVA party, both failed to receive sufficient support among MPs, the TASR newswire reported on February 12.

The MPs proposed limiting or halting state financing of parties. While Lipšic intended to halve the contributions provided to political parties based on the number of MPs they have and to oblige deputies to return their taxpayer-funded laptops when their terms in office expire, Matovič sought to scrap completely the funds parties receive from the budget. He also included a ban on political campaigning in his proposal, TASR wrote.

Source: TASR

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