Confidence Vote in Government Postponed to Next Week

Slovak Parliament. (Photo by TASR)

Bratislava, March 23 (TASR) – The vote of confidence motion in the Government of Peter Pellegrini (Smer-SD) has been postponed to next week due to the immense interest by Opposition lawmakers in joining the debate, with the session rescheduled to continue on Monday (March 26) morning, TASR learnt on Friday.

A total of 34 MPs still remain registered for the debate, with no one from the coalition following suit – save for their factual comments.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini (Smer-SD) labelled Thursday’s (March 22) appointment of his Cabinet as a milestone that should restore stability in the country and turn attention towards the actual problems of the people. “The Government Manifesto is taking over the goals and plans of the previous government. It’s logical. The previous government has already met several goals and the new Government wants to continue in that. We’re ready to start working immediately. We cannot ask and will not ask for any 100 days to familiarise ourselves with the situation at the ministries. I expect my colleagues to work at more than 100 percent,” said Pellegrini.

The past month will go down in history as one of the country’s breakthrough moments. “The premeditated murder stirred unprecedented emotions and passions that led to a political crisis. The deaths of two young people have shaken everyone. If the journalist’s work was a motive for his murder, it’s an attack on the democratic pillars of the state and the freedom of speech. It’s our duty to duly investigate the murder and punish the offenders,” stated Pellegrini.