MPs to Try to Dismiss Fico and Kalinak from Their Posts on Wednesday

Prime Minister Robert Fico (stock photo by TASR)

Bratislava, July 1 (TASR) – Opposition MPs will attempt to dismiss Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) at an extraordinary session at 10 a.m. on Wednesday (July 6), said Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko (Slovak National Party/SNS) at a press conference on Friday.

Moreover, the second attempt to dismiss Interior Minister Robert Kalinak (Smer-SD), which was suspended on Thursday, will follow on the very same day.

Danko added that he decided to arrange the votes in this manner with the efficient functioning of Parliament in mind. He noted that if the Opposition initiates another session, he’ll convene it at the Incheba exhibition centre in Bratislava because the parliamentary premises will be fully occupied with events related to Slovakia’s Presidency of the Council of the EU in the next few days.

Danko wondered out loud when legislators will stop arguing and being divisive in this manner. “Premier Fico isn’t negotiating with [European Commission President Jean-Claude] Juncker only on behalf of Smer-SD voters, but on behalf of all of us. This isn’t how politics is done, and I very much regret where our parliamentary politics has got to,” stressed Danko.

The Opposition wants to dismiss Fico due to his failure to dismiss Interior Minister Robert Kalinak (Smer-SD) over his alleged involvement in the Basternak tax fraud case. OLaNO-NOVA leader Igor Matovic claims that Fico has taken responsibility for Kalinak as well as he supports the criminal activities of Government members and a corrupt environment.