Slovak SaS Party Won’t Change Its Position On Voting Against EFSF Expansion

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achmachat's picture

all of the ZH commenters saying that they're sitting with their pop corn...

NOW is the time!

PhD's picture

make that popcorn with iodized table salt

SheepDog-One's picture

I like MSG on my popcorn.

PhD's picture

for flavor, better use some of that iodine iodized oil as well

eigenvalue's picture

The current coalition consists of SDKU(28), KDH(15), SaS(22) and Most-Hid(14). The opposition Smer has 62 seats. 76 votes are required. If Smer votes for the bill, it still has a chance to pass.

Ronaldo's picture

Please NO, let the madness STOP!

Azannoth's picture

Democracy put to a real test, not something we are used to in the 'West'

LookingWithAmazement's picture

Hell no. Slovakia is toast for the other euromembers. They'll find a workaround. No crisis, no collapse. BTW: Dexia stock has a quite good day. Not so bad, that is.

maxmad's picture

The dillusion continues with Amazemennt.  Reality is not your strong suit..

eurogold's picture

This is just an attempt to extort money from the EU before they roll over and vote for the expansion of EFSF.

maxmad's picture

Or so you hope, because otherwise you get the belt!

becky quick and her beautiful mouth's picture

they'll approve it, the bribes just aren't big enough yet.

Quintus's picture

I have to agree.  If the last three years of 'Crucial' votes that came with a big 'Will they/won't they' build-up and went having delivered precisely the result TPTB would have wished have taught us anything, it is that all politicians everywhere can be bought/threatened to do as they are told.

I do not believe these guys in Solvakia are any different.  

An amazing. unexpected and totally unforseen change of opinion will occur among the Solvakian parliamentarians sometime before the vote actually takes place and it will pass with probably 95% voting for and a few token votes against - just for show.

eigenvalue's picture

Agreed. If Slovakia should fail to approve it tomorrow, I would eat my underpants.

WonderDawg's picture

If you're a chick, I'd like to see that. Well, maybe. You have a pic, by chance?

Ah, nevermind. Slovakia will fold to TPTB. It was an interesting visual, though.

Thulsa Doom's picture

Slovakia will vote yes when the pot is sweetened, yes. This is typical parliamentary system positioning, where the tiny parties hold the system hostage - Europe is quite familiar with parliamentary democracies, obviously, where people in the US don't understand the minority party having so much control.

Manthong's picture

No different than the Obama healthcare whore from Louisana and the bum fom Nebraska who talked a good game and held up the deal but then sold out to Pelosi and Reid.

Hook Line and Sphincter's picture

WD, they will fold if those in the SaS party happen to get on a plane.

maxmad's picture

If they stick to their guns, the Krauts are "taking care" of them...

Fips_OnTheSpot's picture

Sidenote: they can "retry" the vote - up til the EU-Summit -- which (coincidence) was just delayed for a week (-> Oct, 23rd).

Debtless's picture

Clearly then, they're terrorists and deserve to be dealt with as such. Like those horrible Icelandic.

Caviar Emptor's picture

We are now very, very important on the global stage. Without us you'd all be in deep doo doo. You owe us a million thanks. 

Mercury's picture

Does Slovakia rhyme with Sarajevo?

Mercury's picture

Gotta love SPIEGEL - Not wanting your group to have to subsidise the lifestyle of some other group is (eeeekkk!) nationalist...

PhD's picture

And not to forget racist!

SheepDog-One's picture

Oh but theyre so fancy and ADVANCED over in the Eurozone though!

Racer's picture

Has it just been approved or something? Or more rumours of rumours?

pacdm's picture

Well Germany and France will change the rules it be OK


tmosley's picture

Jesus, I don't think I have ever seen such biased questioning.

Quintus's picture

Yeah - that first question ranks alongside 'Have you stopped beating your wife yet?' as an opening gambit.

This is what is known in Pro-EU circles as 'Fair and balanced reporting', and elsewhere as 'Propaganda'.

Tense INDIAN's picture

seems markets are not taking the Slovakia threat seriously.

SheepDog-One's picture

'The Markets' are now just hockey-helmeted retards chasing a greased football.

papaswamp's picture

I hope theu pull it would be nice to see one country not slaves to the banksters.

abugarance's picture

quite the opposite actually...the move on the zeuro is staggering

Fips_OnTheSpot's picture

DAX is soaring 40pts on "it" - after a boring day so far


Iriestx's picture

Dow +300 on the news that Europe is in total collapse!  I love this bizzaro market!

SheepDog-One's picture

USD down 1.5%....and the crowd goes wild! 

Pinktip's picture

USD down because EUR is up because Europe banks will be bailed out

back door by the Fed via IMF.

 95%  these market moves are currency moves.

Am I incorrect here?

SheepDog-One's picture

Right, the bankrupt will bail out the bankrupt again...uh huh.

SheepDog-One's picture

Awesome! You hang tough there Slovakia!

Troy Ounce's picture



"Not change their position"


How can this be. They are politicians....of course they will change their position. Wanna bet?

SheepDog-One's picture

Well Iceland never changed their position. 

j0nx's picture

Yes only because there was a real possibility that their politicians would have been dragged into the street and beaten to death if they had. Slovakia's citizens probably aren't that motivated nor was any other country in the world from what I can see except for maybe Greece, although even that is debatable. Even my beloved kin the Irish rolled over and took it up the pooper without nary a groan. Pathetic. Slovak SaS will cave when their price is met. You'll see.

SheepDog-One's picture

Yea we'll see about that.

maxmad's picture

Not to worry, Slovakia will turn out well after the dust from the collapsing Euro settles!  Germany has their back!  Go Duetschland!