Freedom and Solidarity
Sloboda a Solidarita (Brief description: SaS, German: Freedom and Solidarity ) is a liberal political party, founded in 2009 in Slovakia. The Chairman is the entrepreneur Richard Sulík, who designed the 2003 imported 19 percent flat tax.
SaS is committed to a frugal budget policy, the liberalization of drug laws and the introduction of gay marriage. It is an EU - critical party and stabs by an intense and aggressive use of the Internet (eg election campaigns in social networks ) out.
SaS was launched in 2009 a campaign for a " referendum of 2009," which among other things a restriction of the privileges of politicians, stated that: limit spending on official cars, lifting of political immunity, reduction of Parliament from 150 to 100 seats, liberalization of radio and television market, abolition of since 2008 set out in the press law " right of reply " for politicians, voting for the election via the Internet. The referendum should be placed on the date of the parliamentary and local elections in 2010. After the party had collected more than the required 350,000 signatures for a referendum in December 2009, was the chairman Richard Sulík announced on February 12, 2010 that the party wanted to combine the referendum with the local elections in autumn 2010. The President Ivan Gašparovič put the date of the referendum firmly on 18 September 2010. The referendum ultimately failed because of the low turnout of about 23 %.
The party has taken part in the European elections on June 6, 2009. It reached 4.79% of the votes, which was not sufficient for a seat in the new European Parliament. In the Slovak parliamentary election on June 12, 2010, she reached the third- largest party in 12.14% of the votes, 22 mandates meant. These are reckoned four MPs for the movement Obyčajní Ludia, his own party called Obyčajní Ludia a nezávislé osobnosti founded after disagreements with SaS in late 2011. In the early parliamentary election on 10 March 2012, the SaS now moved without OL- members with only 11 MPs ( share of voting rights: 5.88% ) as the smallest fraction in parliament.