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Smer initiates recalling KDH’s Figeľ over Váhostav scandal

THE RULING Smer party moved to recall the chairman of Christian-Democratic Movement, Ján Figeľ, as parliamentary deputy speaker April 15.

Ján Figeľ wants KDH to capture 20 seats in parliament.(Source: TASR)

Speaker of Parliament Peter Pellegrini surprisingly included the move on the current agenda. Smer accuses Figeľ of being responsible for the dire situation of small suppliers to the Váhpostav-SK construction company. Figeľ was transport and construction minister when some of the state orders, including highway construction, were allocated to Váhostav.

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The Constitutional-Legal Committee of Parliament has already had the proposal to recall Figeľ on its agenda, but opposition walked out and Smer was one MP short of passing it.

Pavol Hrušovský of KDH dismissed the Smer arguments as absurd, while KDH, Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) and Most-Híd opposition parties announced that if Figeľ is recalled, their MPs will withdraw from posts of chairs and vice-chairs of parliamentary committees, according to the TASR newswire.   

Prime Minister Robert Fico stated that someone has to bear the responsibility for what happened to small creditors of Váhostav. He added that also representatives of companies which knew earlier they cannot pay suppliers due to low prices offered in tender bid, shall be punished as well.  

Figeľ will not heed the appeal of Fico to step down voluntarily from the post of deputy speaker of parliament, he had said on April 14.

He stressed that Fico – together with Váhostav-SK owner and alleged Smer sponsor Juraj Široký – can dismiss him, but they will not be able to shut him up.

The session of recalling Figeľ is expected to continue tomorrow, as 11 more MPs want to comment on the situation before it is decided. 

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