Smer supports the EFSF but refused to back it on Tuesday because it wanted to topple the government. Prime Minister Iveta Radicova's cabinet will remain in office in a caretaker function until a new administration is formed. The next opportunity for the parliament to vote on the EFSF expansion is Thursday afternoon.Presumably, the new administration will be after the next election, though that seems rather a long time for a caretaker administration.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
All that eurosceptic rejoicing about Slovakia was, as this blog pointed out, somewhat premature. According to Der Spiegel, three of the government coalition parties (minus Richard Sulik's Freedom and Solidarity Party, presumably) and the main opposition, Robert Fico's Smer party, have agreed on a deal. The EFSF will be voted through by Friday and there will be an election in March.