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Coalition Demolishing Itself Instead of Buildings

The atmosphere in the fragile ‘lego’ coalition is heated once again after 7 MPs from the liberal SaS party did not vote in favour of a KDH proposal in parliament as agreed.

How much longer will SaS and KDH share the same table? (c) The Daily

Thanks to the seven rebels, the proposed KDH revision, which imposes heavy fines for illegal constructions and can order their demolition, did not make it through parliament, and so has infuriated the KDH party members. The KDH leaders gave a press briefing right after the session, at which they called the move a “flagrant violation of the coalition agreement” and questioned whether the SaS was serious about remaining in the government coalition.

Head of the KDH parliamentary caucus, Pavol Hrusovsky, said that the SaS party is mistaken to think it can provoke the coalition in this way. Hrusovsky also informed the media that the party was now contemplating its next steps, while calling for an immediate Coalition Board meeting. This was not possible due to the absence of SaS chairman Richard Sulik, and so they will meet the coalition will congregate this evening instead.

The KDH party feels that the SaS MPs went against their motion because they are acting in the interests of certain developers, with party chairman Jan Figel saying the law at present is suited the ignorant who abused the system. He then demanded that the SaS MPs in question disclose who it is that they represent.

SaS party caucus chairman, Jozef Kollar, said he was sorry about the situation, but one of the rebel MPs, Juraj Droba, pointed out that they also had a limit to their patience. Droba basically confirmed talk about the latest episode being retaliation for KDH’s refusal to support SaS initiatives. When queried by reporters if the vote was a kind of “revenge” or “payback”, Droba said that such words were not appropriate in a coalition, but he eventually agreed that it was ” a signal” to the KDH party.

The disputes within the coalition look set to continue, while in the meantime large construction companies that go ahead with projects without the necessary permits will probably enjoy the current soft conditions for another six months at least, which is when the legislative revision can officially be resubmitted.

3 Comments for “Coalition Demolishing Itself Instead of Buildings”

  1. George M

    If I remember correctly , the KDH walked out of the last Coalition in a hissy huff and caused the Fico government to be elected and then of course, with the SNS , plunder the country’s cash box .

    What I find amazing here is that there is no real ‘ Act of Parliament ‘ committee . ie , find agreement , compromise etc between you all first, and then lobby your sides MP’s ( blackmail, strong arm, bribe or whatever ) to vote yes on all Coalition agreements Acts….if some twat your side does not , ( because the Pope asked him not too ) then just lob them from the party, with the threat to never to be seen again in any future government, or cushy well paid civil post..

    Franky I am amazed at the number of Parliament Bills ( many presented by the current KDH idiot and Minister of Interior , Daniel ‘ my ego’ Dipshit ) fail at final vote time, or never really stood a chance anyway…….just how much Parliament time can you waste on these matters , without the support of those others in power around you ?

  2. James Baxter

    ‘Droba basically confirmed talk about the latest episode being retaliation for KDH’s refusal to support SaS initiatives. When queried by reporters if the vote was a kind of “revenge” or “payback”, Droba said that such words were not appropriate in a coalition, but he eventually agreed that it was ” a signal” to the KDH party.’

    This would seem to be the key section here. Two utterly incompatible parties whose only thing in common is that they don’t like Fico. I’m amazed the coalition’s lasted this long but don’t give it more than one more year – at the very most.

  3. George M

    No real surprise here , the bum kissers to the Pope and Catholic KDH moral nazi party, who believe they run this country, ( or should be ) as the ‘ senior party’ , were always going to be in conflict with the more young, liberal thinking SaS .

    Payback time indeed …sadly the SaS picked the wrong motion to register a protest, as we the people will suffer this building injustice, by rogue Developers .

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