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Opposition boycotts parliament after bills blocked

After 10 opposition draft bills were scrapped from the agenda of the current parliamentary session by ruling Smer’s caucus head Jana Laššáková on September 9, opposition MPs out of solidarity withdrew also 30 more of their proposals the next day, protesting the “arrogance of the ruling party”, as quoted by the Sme daily.

After 10 opposition draft bills were scrapped from the agenda of the current parliamentary session by ruling Smer’s caucus head Jana Laššáková on September 9, opposition MPs out of solidarity withdrew also 30 more of their proposals the next day, protesting the “arrogance of the ruling party”, as quoted by the Sme daily.

At its first session after the summer break, the ruling Smer party on September 9 scrapped from the agenda of the parliament 10 opposition draft bills, as it deemed them part of the campaign before the November municipal elections. Laššáková insisted that the 10 opposition proposals be postponed until after the November 15 municipal election, the Sme daily wrote. Opposition MPs slammed her step, pointing to the violation of MPs’ constitutional right to propose bills.

MPs of Christian-Democratic Movement(KDH), Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO), Most-Híd, Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) and NOVA MPs on September 10 agreed that they will not participate in any vote until the end of this parliamentary session. They want to turn to the Constitutional Court; NOVA’s chairman Daniel Lipšic wants to ask for a legal opinion on the constitution, on whether the majority can violate the constitutional right of MPs to propose bills. The majority may not pass their bills, they argue, according to Sme, but they have to debate them. President Andrej Kiska called on both sides to try to find a compromise that could end the crisis.

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