Parliament sworn in, refused Blaha and Kotleba as committee chairs

MPs at the founding parliamentary session chose the Speaker of Parliament, his deputies and chairs of parliamentary committees.

(Source: TASR)

The freshly sworn-in MPs elected the top posts in the parliament and its committees at their very first session, which took place under unusual hygienic measures due to the coronavirus.

Related articleKollár is the lesser evil for Matovič. What is the problem with his past? Read more 

After all the MPs shook the gloved hand of Andrej Danko, an act required by the Constitution to complete their oath, they proceeded to elect the parliament's speaker, his deputies and the chairs of the parliamentary committees.

As per the agreement among the parties of the new ruling coalitoin, leader of Sme Rodina Boris Kollar was elected to replace Andrej Danko as parliament's speaker. Danko will no longer serve in the parliament; his party did not reach the necessary 5 percent of the vote in the February 29 election to enter the parliament.

The rest of this article is premium content at Spectator.sk
Subscribe now for full access

I already have subscription - Sign in

Subscription provides you with:
  • Immediate access to all locked articles (premium content) on Spectator.sk
  • Special weekly news summary + an audio recording with a weekly news summary to listen to at your convenience (received on a weekly basis directly to your e-mail)
  • PDF version of the latest issue of our newspaper, The Slovak Spectator, emailed directly to you
  • Access to all premium content on Sme.sk and Korzar.sk

Top stories

Opening of the time capsule of Michael's Tower.

Time capsule stored in Bratislava's St Michael statue 176 years ago reveals its secrets

The public can see the items found in the box in the Bratislava City Museum at the Old Town Hall this weekend.


22. okt
Bratislava's Old Town presents its most beautiful trees

Bratislava’s Old Town introduces most beautiful trees via game

One of the spotlighted trees is a majestic European beech in the evangelical cemetery Kozia Brána (Goat Gate).


22. okt
Renáta Kamenárová teaches Slovak at the University of Pittsburgh. She has also co-written several "Krížom krážom" textbooks, which are used by those teaching Slovak to foreigners.

‘Speaking English is almost like having a hot potato stuck in your mouth the entire time you talk’

But in Slovak, your tongue actually works, says an American who learns Slovak.


22. okt
“My Sunny Maad”, a Czech-French-Slovak animated drama about a Czech woman married to an Afghan who decide to live in post-Taliban Afghanistan, is now screened in Slovak cinemas.

Weekend: German adventurer is walking to Iran, with his stubborn donkey

Jazz music is taking over Bratislava this weekend.


22. okt
Skryť Close ad