Deputy Speaker of Parliament resigns

In turn, he asked Béla Bugár to resign as well.

Martin Glváč is leaving parliament.Martin Glváč is leaving parliament. (Source: TASR)

After waiting almost a week, Martin Glváč has resigned from his post as deputy speaker of parliament due to his communications with mobster Marian Kočner. He announced the decision via his Facebook account.

“I care that Smer wins next year's election and that’s why I have decided to give up my position as deputy speaker of parliament today,” he wrote on November 7.

His resignation was expected at the end of October, but Glváč, standing next to Smer’s chair Robert Fico, said that he would make a statement “in a short while” since he did not want to “traumatise” people just before All Saints’ Day.

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Bugár: He should have resigned much earlier

Glváč also mounted an assault on his coalition partner, chair of Most-Híd, Béla Bugár. He initiated a meeting the day before, where he was to ask about the statement of deputy Most-Híd chair Ábel Ravasz who claimed that if Glváč did not resign of his own free will, his party would help him.

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