Parliament rejects request for one ballot on Novartis case

The parliament rejected on Wednesday a request for the use of a single ballot in a vote to be held in the evening on whether any or all of ten named politicians should be investigated by a special parliamentary committee.

The ten politicians, two former prime ministers and eight former ministers, were named in a case file related to the Novartis case on alleged bribery and money laundering.

Rejecting the use of a single ballot means that ten separate ballot boxes will be set up for the evening vote.

Deputies voted by standing up and stating their vote.