The full leaders of the parties do not set foot in Parliament, even though they are members of Parliamentary Committees. They appear only in the plenary sessions of the Parliament when important bills are to be put to a vote. The same phenomenon is observed with certain deputies, who, as it seems, choose their professional activities, as it rains & # 8211; whether or not they are presented in the sessions of the Parliament, the remuneration from the bulletin, amounting to € 4,800 net per month, is deposited in their bank account.
The systematic absence of specific MPs and party leaders from the work of the Parliament provokes the reactions and the grievances of the conscientious deputies, some of whom wake up at dawn because they live in Paphos and Kokkinochoria, to be at 9 in the morning at the sessions of the Parliamentary Committees. As they stated yesterday in “P”, the time has come for the Speaker of the Parliament, Mrs. Annita Dimitriou, to apply the provisions of the Rules of Procedure of the Parliament that regulate the issue of unjustified absences of the deputies. Specifically, the Rules of Procedure of the Parliament provide for the cut of all or part of the monthly allowance for the MP, which amounts to € 2,000 per month and is, in fact, pensionable.
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