Motions To Cut Party Funding Fail, as Expected
An attempt in parliament today to cut the financing of political parties failed, as the proposals of both Daniel Lipsic (formerly KDH) and Igor Matovic (OLaNO) were rejected.
Lipsic had submitted a motion that would slash the money political parties receive from the state for votes and the remuneration for MPs in half. He also called on stricter controls of “donations” to political parties, demanding that they be set aside in a special account and only be granted by bank transfer.
Igor Matovič, known for his unorthodox or extreme proposals, wanted to cancel the financing of political parties from state money altogether, and even prohibit parties from conducting pre-election campaigns.