Source Pravda.Ru

Truant MPs in Colombia to be hit in their pocketbooks

A parliamentary crisis is ripening in Colombia. At that, the matter is not one of politics, but rather of just laziness: less and less MPs turn up at work. As a result, the lower house’s activity is virtually paralized. Due to a lack of MPs, taking decisions on even minor issues is being delayed for an uncertain time. The country’s authorities have decided to act radically. From now on, truant deputies will be fined in the hope that financial punishment will force them to return to writing bills.

To control the attendance in the Colombian lower house of parliament, a special body has been set up at Colomia’s General Controlling Chamber. The group members are supposed to maintain deputy lists (hopefully, they will not go as far as making roll-calls). Depending on their attendance record, the deputies will be getting (or not getting) their monthly wages.

In all, there are 102 senators and 263 members of the House of Representatives in Colombia. News agencies did not elaborate on how many MPs are facing a financial loss as a result of the above innovations.

Read the original in Russian: http://pravda.ru/main/2001/11/17/33932.html

Comments
Earth on the Brink of an Ice Age
Can Russia oppose coalition forces in the Mediterranean?
Can Russia oppose coalition forces in the Mediterranean?
Earth on the Brink of an Ice Age
Can Russia oppose coalition forces in the Mediterranean?
Russia blames Israel for Syria's move to shoot down Il-20 military aircraft above Mediterranean
Russia blames Israel for Syria's move to shoot down Il-20 military aircraft above Mediterranean
Russia blames Israel for Syria's move to shoot down Il-20 military aircraft above Mediterranean
Russia blames Israel for Syria's move to shoot down Il-20 military aircraft above Mediterranean
Russia blames Israel for Syria's move to shoot down Il-20 military aircraft above Mediterranean
Russia blames Israel for Syria's move to shoot down Il-20 military aircraft above Mediterranean
Most Russians want smartphones banned in schools
NATO to strike Russia through Suwalki Corridor
NATO to strike Russia through Suwalki Corridor
Syria’s Assad toads to Putin over Il-20 shootdown
Russian Navy admiral says Russia will torpedo US warships, if need be
How Russia can respond to Israel following Ilyushin Il20 shootdown
NATO to strike Russia through Suwalki Corridor
How Russia can respond to Israel following Ilyushin Il20 shootdown
NATO's 5,000 warplanes ready to bomb Russia, Chinese media say
Russia blames Israel for Syria's move to shoot down Il-20 military aircraft above Mediterranean