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Slovak Parliament approves necessary constitutional amendment to call for new elections

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The constitutional amendment is the first step towards holding new elections after Prime Minister Eduard Heger’s minority government fell in December.

The proposal was not supported by the opposition, which advocated introducing the possibility of an early termination of the parliamentary term, not only by the decision of the deputies, but also by a referendum.

Deputies added to the Constitution the provision that the election period of the National Council may be shortened by a parliamentary resolution with the support of at least three-fifths of the deputies.

Acting Prime Minister Heger announced over the weekend that the parties of the first four-member governing coalition want elections to be held on September 30, about five months before the appropriate dates.

It has emerged from the statement of the head of the department, Boris Kollár, that the Assembly may begin discussing a proposal to shorten the current election period as early as Thursday.

Politically confused Slovakia

Slovakia is approaching the end of the year with the resignation of the government and a vague knowledge of what will happen next. Long-term tensions in the Slovak governing coalition, which mainly revolved around the role of former prime minister and government member Igor Matovič (OĽaNO), culminated in the cabinet’s fall. However, some lawmakers now oppose the call for early elections. What does this mean for Slovakia?

Last week, President Zuzana Čaputová said she would appoint an interim government if the relevant decisions on the call for new elections were not approved by the end of January.

Under the constitution, Heger’s cabinet powers have only limited powers after a vote of no confidence by the lower house, and some of its decisions must be approved in advance by the head of state.

Source: Seznam Zpravy

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