The parliamentary group For the People is falling apart.
8. Sep 2021 at 8:00 (updated 8. Sep 2021 at 8:41) Andrej Kuzmány, TASR, SITA
Events in the governing coalition and the People’s Party we follow minute by minute:
8:28 Vladimíra Marcinková speaks from the For People side. She announced this in her profile on the social network before the press Pin so SaS.
Marcinková wrote that the party “was abducted by people whose values are very different from those on which we based the party”.
The deputy also indicated that she would continue to support the government coalition.
8:25 According to aktuality.sk information in the event of the departure of the Kolík faction, Juraj Šeliga and Jana Žitňanská would also leave the party, who do not belong to any of the hostile groups. However, they would not join anyone and act as non-attached Members in parliament and support the government Eduard Heger.
Parliamentary club For people:
Faction around Mária Kolíková:
- Michal Luciak
- Marek Hattas
- Vladimíra Marcinková
- Vladimir Ledecky
- Ján Benčík
- Tomáš Lehotský
Group around Veronika Remišová:
- Miriam Šuteková
- Alexandra Pivková
The following are not included in any group:
- Juraj Šeliga
- Jana Žitňanská
8:15 Sulík in the Face to face session of the Refresher.sk portal he admitted that he has been in contact with Kolíková for a long time. “She has the same or very similar worldview as me, she’s a liberal,” he said, adding that he would welcome her to SaS.
08:00 The Minister of Justice Mária Kolíková announced a press conference at 9:00 together with the SaS party. In addition to Kolíková, it will include the head of SaS and the Minister of Economy Richard Sulík or Anna Zemanová, chairwoman of the SaS parliamentary group.
The transfer of Kolíková and her supporters to SaS has been whispered behind the scenes for a long time after the dispute between her faction and the head of Za lidí escalated. Veronika Remišová. The last one was at the end of August proposed to suspend the exercise of the rights of a group of officials around Kolíková.
A possible departure would probably also concern the other six deputies who support Kolíková: Michal Luciak, Marek Hattasa, Vladimíra Marcinková, Vladimír Ledecký, Ján Benčík and Tomáš Lehotský.
If that happened, it would mean the disintegration of the For People’s parliamentary group, in which only four deputies would remain – Juraj Šeliga, Jana Žitňanská, Miriam Šuteková and Alexandra Pivková. According to Parliament’s Rules of Procedure, at least eight Members are required to form a parliamentary group.