Danko as Parliamentary Chairman Would Change Behaviour in House

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Parliamentary Chairman and SNS leader Andrej Danko (TASR archive photo)

Bratislava, March 21 (TASR) – I would like to change MPs’ behaviour in parliament, just as I did within my own Slovak National Party (SNS), said proposed parliamentary chairman Andrej Danko on Monday when arriving for talks among the eight parliamentary party leaders concerning the inaugural session of the House, which is due to be held on Wednesday (March 23).
Among other matters, party leaders are expected to discuss the distribution of parliamentary committee posts at the talks.

“I’m not yet in a position to comment on what I would like to change in the House. I have my own vision. If I’m elected as parliamentary chairman, I’ll be able to take up a stance on things that I’d like to change from the viewpoint of culture,” said Danko.

Danko declined to comment on whether he’ll be stricter in checking MPs’ attendance at sessions. He didn’t want to say whether he supports founding a special parliamentary security unit that would oversee order in the chamber. Considerations like this have appeared in the past, but no such unit has ever been formed.

Danko didn’t want to comment on whether he’ll push for tougher property declarations from public officials, either. “I can document each of my assets, and I’ll demand that from anyone working with me in any post that I’ll have influence on,” he stated.