Parliament to Decide on Retirement Age Caps in Constitution in New Year

6. decembra 2018 15:34
Bratislava, December 6 (TASR) - Parliament will decide on capping the retirement age at 64 years as late as at the New Year's parliamentary session after it was agreed on Thursday to postpone the vote on this item, TASR learnt on the same day. The vote on the retirement age cap has already been moved once, namely from the previous session in October to the current one. The postponement of the vote to the next parliamentary session, scheduled to start on January 29, 2019, was proposed by Smer-SD MP Jan Podmanicky via a procedural proposal. He did so on behalf of the three coalition caucuses of Smer-SD, the Slovak National Party (SNS) and Most-Hid. As this is a proposal to amend the Constitution, the votes of at least 90 MPs are required to pass it, meaning that the coalition also needs Opposition votes. "Given that declared support among MPs is around the three-fifths constitutional majority, and that some MPs have expressed interest in discussing potential support, we'd like to ask once again to create additional time until the next regular parliamentary session," said Podmanicky. am/df/tz
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