The president of the SaS club, Anna Zemanová, failed three times in a row in the parliament to vote on her procedural proposal, by which she requested that the deputies vote on the proposal of the liberals to issue a law, which is supposed to increase transparency in the area of the prosecutor’s office.
The National Council of the Slovak Republic did not have a quorum three times, as less than 76 deputies were present. The parliament will therefore vote on the bill only on Tuesday, September 27 at 11:00 a.m.
This week, the coalition failed to fulfill the next part of its program statement and accept a compromise proposal to amend section 363 of the Criminal Code. Only one vote was missing for the change.
72 MPs voted for the proposal and 71 were against them. Out of 144 present, all MPs from the OĽaNO and SaS clubs voted for the change, and five unaffiliated MPs from the former coalition also joined. The rest of the non-aligned as well as Smer and Sme rodina clubs were against it, which voted against Igor Matovič’s claim about the agreement with Sme rodina in this vote.Read more The coalition wasted the chance to change § 363. Only one vote was missing
Prosecutor General Maroš Žilinka has been hearing complaints about the use of section 363 of the Criminal Code since the end of last August. Critics accuse him of freeing prominent figures, releasing them from custody, abusing his powers, making politics, hindering the fight against corruption, bypassing the courts or undemocratically accumulating too much power in his own hands.
Examples are the cases when the General Prosecutor’s Office at the time helped former SIS director Vladimír Pčolinsky, influential financier Jaroslav Haščák, bankruptcy lawyer Zoroslav Kollár, and later the governor of the National Bank, Petr Kažimír. All of them were found to have violated the law and the charges were subsequently dropped. But for some, they have not even recovered.
Source: Pravda – Správy by spravy.pravda.sk.
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