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Rítomská leaves OĽaNO caucus after fallout with leadership

The opposition Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) caucus has shrunk after MP Maria Rítomská left it on October 28, Speaker of Parliament Pavol Paška announced. As a result, the OĽaNO caucus has been reduced to 14 members. Rítomská also automatically lost her post on the parliamentary supervisory committee that monitors decisions of the National Security Authority (NBÚ), as membership extends only to lawmakers with affiliation to party caucuses. She decided to leave after he party colleagues asked her to attend the parliament more and be more active. “Rítomská has belonged long-term among the greatest absentees and the least active MPs,” reads the OĽaNO public statement, as quoted by the TASR newswire. “We called upon her repeatedly to change her approach to the way she exercises her mandate and she chose to leave our caucus instead. We fully respect her decision.”

The opposition Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) caucus has shrunk after MP Maria Rítomská left it on October 28, Speaker of Parliament Pavol Paška announced.

As a result, the OĽaNO caucus has been reduced to 14 members. Rítomská also automatically lost her post on the parliamentary supervisory committee that monitors decisions of the National Security Authority (NBÚ), as membership extends only to lawmakers with affiliation to party caucuses.

She decided to leave after he party colleagues asked her to attend the parliament more and be more active. “Rítomská has belonged long-term among the greatest absentees and the least active MPs,” reads the OĽaNO public statement, as quoted by the TASR newswire. “We called upon her repeatedly to change her approach to the way she exercises her mandate and she chose to leave our caucus instead. We fully respect her decision.”

With this move, Rítomská has become the 16th independent MP in the parliament. OĽaNO continues to have the most seats in parliament of all opposition parties.

(Source: TASR)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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