Danko: I Respect Decision of Kiska to Veto Rules of Procedure

Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko (stock photo by TASR)

Bratislava, November 10 (TASR) – Parliamentary chair Andrej Danko respects President Andrej Kiska’s decision to veto the Rules of Procedure amendment, TASR learnt from Parliament Office’s head of communication Zuzana Cizmarikova on Thursday.

Danko is one of the main sponsors of the bill. “The proposal to change the Rules of Procedure will be deliberated at the next session in a standard process,” added Cizmarikova. The autumn session is slated to begin on November 22.

Amendment co-submitter Gabor Gal (Most-Hid) has yet to see Kiska’s reasons for vetoing the bill. “Everyone might harbour certain doubts, whether it’s good or bad news. But adopting such an amendment was necessary already at the previous elected term, when Most-Hid was in opposition (2012-16). We’ve known that politics can’t go on like this. Parliament has ceased to be the place for passing laws and competing for the best political programmes and has instead deteriorated into exhibitionism displayed by some of its members,” Gal told TASR.

Constitutional Committee chair Robert Madej (Smer-SD) stated that he will familiarise himself with the President’s objections and the bill will be discussed again. “In particular, I view as the greatest positives of the amendment the effort to introduce ethics and morale into Parliament, into which also ruffians from the street have secured entry,” he concluded.