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Health minister will face another no-confidence vote

THE OPPOSITION will try to oust Health Minister Viliam Čislák at a parliamentary session starting at 11:00 on October 30.

Health Minister Viliam Čislák(Source: TASR)

The Christian Democratic Movement (KDH), the Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) and Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) presented a proposal for a no-confidence motion against Cislak on October 26. The parties object to what they describe as Čislák’s unwillingness to increase the level of transparency in health care and stop the so-called embezzling of state resources by private entities, the TASR newswire reported.

Read also: Read also:KDH calls on Fico to dismiss Health Minister Čislák

Apart from MPs from the three aforementioned parties, the proposal also bears the signatures of Most-Híd lawmakers and some independent MPs.

This is the 12th no-confidence motion in this term, and second attempt aimed at Čislák. Back in April 2015 MPs tried to oust him for allegedly trying to sweep health-care issues under the carpet, including Piešťany hospital’s overpriced CT scanner, hospital food tenders and the Žilina hospital situation.

He survived the vote on April 24, however, and retained his post as only 37 out of 110 MPs present voted for his ouster.

Read also: Read also:Minister Čislák survives no-confidence vote

 

Topic: Health care


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