Speaker of parliament accused protecting his own

July 5th, 2013

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The opposition has accused Mogens Lykketoft (Socialdemokraterne), the speaker of parliament, of not living up to the duties of his office by failing to take official steps to force cabinet members from his party to live up to parliament’s rules. Lykketoft has spoken critically of the ministers in the media for taking to long to reply to questions from MPs, but has not taken official steps to censure them, leading to allegations he is putting politics ahead of his responsibilities as president. 



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