11:44 Statement by Hlas-SD deputies after the unsuccessful dismissal of Roman Mikulec. Peter Pellegrini reminded that Mikuláš was removed from office five times today and it is terrible, always for something else. 11:20 Statement by Smer-SD. Robert Fico is already announcing that in a short time we will witness another meeting at which they will try to remove Mikulca from the post of Minister of the Interior. “There can’t be a criminal at the head of the interior,” Fico said. Roman Mikulec remains the Minister of the Interior. Parliament did not trust him. Of the 120 deputies present, 53 were in favor, 58 were against, six abstained and three did not vote. Parliament Speaker Boris Kollár reminded that a vote of no confidence in a member of the government required the consent of a half-majority of all deputies, ie at least 76. Photo gallery (8) Source: Topky – Vlado Anjel Mikulca will support and later called for Mikulca to resign, the votes were not taken. Boris Kollár abstained. The debate for the appeal took four and a half hours on Wednesday, and most of the time the Chamber was empty. Only Prime Minister Eduard Heger (OĽaNO), who presented the government’s position, stood in the plenary in defense of the Minister of the Interior. Of the deputies, only the opposition stood out, they accused Mikulc of intervening in still “alive” cases. Parliament did not vote yesterday, the decision was made that it would not happen until Thursday at 11 o’clock. No coalition MPs spoke in the debate. 18:34 The general debate is closed. None of the petitioners wanted to comment anymore. The meeting closed. The vote will take place on Thursday at 11 am 18:23 The only deputy, Matej Šutaj Eštok, who was not included, spoke orally. “Mikulec is not that he is not a good minister and does not do his job well, but on the contrary, he does it very badly and the reasons for his dismissal are not only repeated, but more and more are added,” he said. Like several of his predecessors, he mentioned media reports that refer to alleged communications between Mikulec and former police chief Milan Lucansky. According to them, Mikulec should have informed the poor police chief about the status of the investigation of some cases. 18:20 The last written Member, Milan Mazurek, spoke. He criticized members of the coalition and the Minister of the Interior for not sitting in the Chamber during his dismissal. However, there will probably be no vote today. There is a minimum of MEPs in plenary. 16:50 Non-attached MP and former Interior Minister Denisa Sakova recalled in the debate the latest survey by Focus, according to which only 17 percent of respondents trust Mikulc. The Chamber is almost empty, with only about a dozen Members sitting in plenary. None of the members of the government is present in the hall. Photo gallery (8) Source: Topky – Vlado Anjel 15:50 Ladislav Kamenický from Smer spoke in the debate. He focused mainly on the person of the Minister of Finance, Igor Matovič, and the case of the accusations of his party boss, Robert Fico. 15:00 Igor Matovič said that in connection with today’s dismissal of the Minister of the Interior at the briefing, “those who do not support Roman Mikulec would like the return of our people.” 14:54 President Milan Laurenčík (SaS) opened the debate. Ľuboš Blaha, on behalf of Smer-SD. 14:40 “I see no reason why Roman Mikulec, on the grounds of dissatisfaction with opposition politicians who are being convicted by his own nominees, is aware of this.” “he resigned,” said Prime Minister Eduard Heger (OĽaNO). He emphasized that Mikulec had his support and trust. l into the ongoing investigations, identified it as a lie and indicated that there was no evidence. “We know it’s a lie,” the prime minister said. He recalled the case of Hedviga Malinová during the reign of Fico with the former Minister of the Interior, Robert Kaliňák. Heger claims that Kaliňák himself at that time “brought out of the files”, intimidated and “destroyed the reputation of the victim”. He noted that the former governments had built a corrupt system in Slovakia. He therefore sees no reason for Mikulec to resign on the basis of the statements of politicians from this system. He did so at a press briefing called by OĽaNO during Mikulc’s recall. Mikulec himself or the head of the OĽaNO party and the Minister of Finance Igor Matovič also took part in it. Mikulec reiterated that he “does not feel the need” to resign. Mikulec denies that he should intervene in live cases and investigations. He does not deny media communication with the former police president, but he also refuses to interfere in living matters by asking him for specific files. On the sidelines of the fact that the coalition movement We Are Family Mikulca may not support the plenary, the minister said that he understood their position humanly to some extent. Photo gallery (8) Source: TASR – Jaroslav Novák Matovič does not think that the deputies We Are Family will finally vote with the opposition for the dismissal of Mikulc. According to him, the head of We are a Family and the Parliament of Boris Kollár is aware that there is one coalition. He added that as they guarded section 363 of the Criminal Procedure Code, OĽANO guards the independence of the police. 14:10 Robert Fico, the chairman of Smer-SD, was the first to speak. He apologized in the beginning to the accused MP We are a family, Martin Borguľ. According to Fico, Borgul was accused because of him. “The fact is that you have been accused only and only to cover up the huge embarrassment that comes with the attack on the opposition. What has happened to you is not just for you. This is for every single member of the governing coalition. as a strong link – try not to listen and see what happens to you, “said Fico. Photo gallery (8) Source: Topky- Vlado Anjel Interior Minister Roman Mikulec is not going to leave alone. “If the deputies of the National Council of the Slovak Republic so decide, I will accept it, it is their legitimate right, I respect it, but I myself have no reason,” he said after the government meeting. At today’s meeting, she disagreed with his dismissal. However, there is tension in the coalition. Photo gallery (8) Source: Topky / Maarty The coalition behind Mikulc is not fully worthwhile How the coalition deputies behave is not clear at the moment. Although the SaS coalition party announced that it would not vote in parliament for its dismissal, the party’s chief, Richard Sulík, did not specify whether the SaS deputies would abstain or vote against Mikulc’s dismissal. He only stressed that they did not want to break the coalition. “It is stable, functional. We want to manage,” he added. According to party leader Richard Sulík, if the interior minister were to be removed, this would be a serious coalition problem. The We Are Family movement can also shuffle the cards. Yesterday, the party chairman threatened the coalition deputies that he was voting for Mikulc’s dismissal. His words inadvertently caught the on-screen microphones in parliament. He also openly criticized the head of the Ministry of the Interior today at a press briefing dedicated to the accusation of their deputy, Martin Borgul. Kollár criticized Borgul’s accusations, but also the fact that Police Chief Štefan Hamran informed him about him in advance. “How many more times do we have to recall Minister Mikulec? What has the minister changed in two years as the media wanders about the allegations?” he asked. Although Kollár referred to coalition agreements, he made it clear that “if we were in opposition, we would certainly vote for his dismissal.” . We have only expressed our views by never voting against his dismissal. We have some agreements in the coalition. If we were in opposition, we would certainly vote for the appeal for the things that were publicized, “Kollár said.
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