A Slovak Twist: Slovakia's Sulik Announces EFSF Vote Has To Be Adopted By Constitutional Court First

Tyler Durden's picture

With everyone so certain the Slovak EFSF vote passage was just a formality, it was only a matter of time before Richard Sulik's SaS threw a wrench in the best laid plans.... Sure enough, as of a few minutes ago, Sulik has announced that he is considering getting the constitutional court involved, a process which if anything will create an indefinite delay in the EFSF ratification, even assuming there is no additional doublecrossing of the outgoing PM Radicova involved.

An appropriate picture of Sulik giving the PMs head on a platter to the opposition party:

From SME.sk

Session of Parliament opened Richard Sulik after announced that he is considering voting on EFSF made to the Constitutional Court.

15:34 "government with Shas would the previous bad experience much more difficult," he said in parliament chairman Most-Hid Bela Bugar , which does not exclude cooperation. Who would be in addition to the CIS cooperation next year after the March elections early exclude, say.

15:31 Shorter term government Iveta Radi?ová passed for second reading. Members decided by 142 votes. Government proposal for constitutional law, which is discussed in the shortened legislative proceedings, now will go to committee.

The Chair declared a break to discuss the proposal before the second reading to 16.00 h. Members will then vote on the final version.

15:23 Sulík ended debate on the shortened legislative proceedings, the Government's proposal for early elections. Proposal passed, it will now discuss the committees. Currently teaches constitutional head of the committee Radoslav Prochazka (KDH), the very legislative changes shortening the election period.

15:12 MP spoke of Peter Rabbit OKS. He stressed that their voices fall on Iveta Radi?ová decided. "We could not find another form of saying that we are against eurovalu and the government as not to vote." Since many members have not earned a loud hissing.

15:05 MP Martin SaS Polia?ik presented a procedural motion to withdraw from the euro. This proposal, however, support only 27 members.

15:04 Radoslav Prochazka from KDH also believe that Sulík the Constitutional Court could succeed. "If this administration really goes, the presenters will be wrong."

15:03 The meeting was opened Sulík.

h/t Giorgio

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HelluvaEngineer's picture

Bullish as usual.  Glad to see that gold & silver are getting whacked at the open while junk like CMG goes to the moon.  Above all else, gotta protect the ponzi.

YesWeKahn's picture

phucking bullish.

gojam's picture

If it becomes a constitutional matter then they will also need a 3/5s majority (90 out of 150) to pass it.

Clorox Cowboy's picture

I'm not sure how you even got that much out of it...what are we using to translate these articles, a grilled cheese sandwich??

gojam's picture

When the vote took place on Tuesday I investigated how the Slovak parliamentary system works.

Normally a simple majority prevails but when an issue is constitutional you need a 3/5s majority. If Sulik take it to the constitutional court then it becomes a constitutional matter. (I'm assuming.)

Clorox Cowboy's picture

You mean you researched it???  Wow, I hope you don't have any ambitions to be an equities analyst...that kind of initiative would disqualify you I do believe.

gojam's picture

Well, I wouldn't overstate it. I did what even an equities analyst would do and looked it up on Wikipedia ;-)

"The parliament may vote only if a majority of all its members (76) are present. To pass a decision the approval of a simple majority of all MPs present is required (i.e. at least 39 votes). Almost all legal acts can be adopted by this relative majority. An absolute majority (76 votes) is required to pass a vote of no-confidence in the Cabinet or its members, or to elect and recall the Speaker or the Deputy Speakers. A qualified majority of 3/5 of all deputies (at least 90 votes) is required for the adoption of a constitution or a constitutional statute."


Clorox Cowboy's picture

Trust me, you're disqualified even for that minor effort.  :)

Yen Cross's picture

Hey! I picked up a block of ( CLX), after his highness bailed out of the takeover bid. I love their dividend, and the company is very solid!

SeverinSlade's picture

Richard Sulik should be given Obumma's Nobel Peace Prize.

knight99's picture

either way this guy is fking awsome. telling the whole EZ go fk urself. amazing

Raynja's picture

Sulik should get obamao's job. He can use the same birth certificate.

SeverinSlade's picture

I think he'd be better suited to be Ron Paul's Attorney General.

Gandalf6900's picture

can't eat gold my friend

Pool Shark's picture



Yep, but I hear bankers are pretty tasty...



LookingWithAmazement's picture

Great. Gold is not for eating, but more for preserving wealth. Can you eat paper money?

BigJim's picture

The REAL Gandolf probably wouldn't waste his time defeating such strawmen. So I am going to have to assume you are an imposter.

Seasmoke's picture

Sulik for king of the world !!

Iriestx's picture

Extremely bullish, how are we not up 500 bizzaro points on this news?

Dailo's picture

Haha love you guys, we'll see DOW go up like 1000 points when Greece gets their loan.

jdelano's picture

Man--you still piping off?  What did I tell you yesterday--trading range.  Time to wise up Dailo, or quit the game. 

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"Bulls are capable of feeling strong emotions such as pain, fear and even anxiety — they worry about the future. But if farmers provide the right conditions, they can also feel great happiness"

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Iriestx's picture

No need to actually bail them out, just start a different rumor every day and you can stretch this thing out for 20,000 points.

SheepDog-One's picture

Right, actions are no longer relevant, everyone is bankrupt and everyone knows it. The only relevant thing now is rumors of rumors.

GeneMarchbanks's picture

So he's delaying the delayers of the Ponzi unwind. Interesting move. Your move Merkozy...

The Limerick King's picture



Will Slovaks delay "Kick the can"

Because of a courageous man?

Will Greece finally fall?

Will Banksters soon crawl?

(It's all just a part of the plan....)

Fips_OnTheSpot's picture

Wow! He's really fighting for it! (well, against EFSF)



TheSheepWolf's picture

Yep, it was a lot of fun to watch the parliament tv on Tue. He was the only one with arguments... the opposition was just saying over and over "We need to say yes, because other countries have approved that already." Or "They gave us right to be part of this exclusive club. We should not vote against them!" It was fkin unbelievable.

Lord Welligton's picture


Let's hope for a Constitutional challenge.

Maybe he reads ZH

SeverinSlade's picture

Wouldn't surprise me.  How many emails did ZH readers send him?  I sent one and a ton of others did.

jdelano's picture

I'm gonna send him another to keep his morale up.  

Fíréan's picture

Google Translate obviously didn't graduate in languages !


sabra1's picture


Georgia Considers Replacing Firefighters With Free Prison Laborers


"Now Camden County in Georgia is considering tasking prisoners to take on one of the most dangerous jobs there is: fighting fires. Using prisoners as firefighters is a cost-cutting measure that’s expected to save the county a bundle:
A select group of inmates may be exchanging their prison jumpsuits for firefighting gear in Camden County.
The inmates-to-firefighters program is one of several money-saving options the Board of County Commissioners is looking into to stop residents’ fire insurance costs from more than doubling. <...> The inmate firefighter program would be the most cost-effective choice, saving the county more than $500,000 a year by some estimates. But that option is already controversial, drawing criticism from the firefighters who would have to work alongside – and supervise – the prisoners.
The Camden program would put two inmates in each of three existing firehouses, and they would respond to all emergencies – including residential – alongside traditional firefighters. The inmates would have no guard, but would be monitored by a surveillance system and by the traditional firefighters, who would undergo training to guard the inmates."http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2011/10/11/340328/geor... /

Now we know why they are destroying the unions... They are going to be giving union jobs to prison slaves.... Payed Fire fighters would be fired. Free prison labor would enable the prisoners once they are released from prison the ability to get paid... So the law abiding fire fighters will have to go to prison to get a job.... This makes no sense...

PY-129-20's picture

Well, maybe it wasn't a good idea to replace our firefighters with just released pyromaniacs.

oddjob's picture

Take your pick, looters or arsonists. At least the arsonists dont demand a pension for doing nothing all day.

Long-John-Silver's picture

I think it's a great idea. The criminals get the worst and most dangerous jobs. I suspect live expectancy will be very low. 

Debt-Penitent's picture

Sure, until your life is one the line...then you hear the laughing.

chubbar's picture

Hmm, the 2007 census reports the pop. of Camden is 48,689. I don't have any way to calculate households or homes that would be insured with the county/under the firefighters insurance hikes, but let's say it's a quarter of the population or 12,000 homes in the county.

$500,000 savings equates to about $42 per home per year under this program (if assumptions are even ballpark close). This savings is going to keep their fire insurance from DOUBLING??? WTF, it sounds more like an insurance scam is happening more than anything else.

JohnG's picture

These are trailer homes, so the prisoners will be in a familiar environment.  It's Georgia........


(I live in GA, but not in Camden County)

wang's picture
wang (not verified) JohnG Oct 13, 2011 10:40 AM

I thought he meant Georgia as in Caucasus not GA as in USA

Grimbert's picture

That's what I assumed when I saw the headline in another newspaper and didn't bother to read it. They ought to qualify it like Macedonia have to:

Former Soviet Republic of Georgia

Former British Province of Georgia

Former Confederate State of Georgia


disabledvet's picture

What would actually be interesting is if they started proceedings to reunite with "the Czech lands" (whatever the hell that is.) They still have their own currency. And then instead of mere internet trolls they could go back to the day when you had actual trolls...living under a bridge. And if you didn't pay the "Czechloslovakian toll" you met "the Czechloslovakian troll."

TheSheepWolf's picture

It does not surprise me... Almost noone in the US knows where the Czech republic is. The last time I asked a random guy at LAX the answer was that we are still part of Russia. Another blond chick thought that we are part of Germany.... wtf?

SheepDog-One's picture

Well in all fairness TheSheepWolf, if I asked the average Slovakian 'whats the city directly south of Seattle' do you think you'd get any less of a blank stare?

Grimbert's picture

Neville Chamberlain had that problem too.