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Slovakia may face early parliamentary elections

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The Most-Híd party that is a part of the Slovak ruling coalition urges to call for early parliamentary elections after the assassination of reporter Jan Kuciak, SME reports.

Leader of the Most-Híd party Bela Bugar has announced that the Republican Council of the party entrusts the party leadership to discuss a possibility of early parliamentary elections that are to be held as soon as possible.

“We have voted unanimously, if we come to agreement on early elections, our ministers will remain on their posts,” Bugar said. In case the government does not give its consent for the elections, the party plans to leave the coalition which, most probably, will result in early termination of the parliament’s office. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Robert Fico opposes the early elections.

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As EADaily reported earlier, after the murder of reporter Jan Kuciak who was investigating a fraud with the EU money and possible involvement of the Italian 'Ndràngheta organized crime group in it, a political scandal unfolded in Slovakia. As the result of the murder, Viliam Jasaň, the head of crisis management and state security at the Government's Office, Mária Trošková, prime minister’s aide, Marek Maďarič, Culture Minister, Roman Šipoš, Prime Minister’s chief of staff, resigned. The crime caused mass protest actions; the protesters urged Interior Minister Robert Kalinak to resign. Several Slovak media, in particular, Aktuality website, for which Kuciak was writing articles, posed under question political future of Robert Fico who has been prime minister since 2006 with an interruption in 2010-2012.

Permalink: eadaily.com/en/news/2018/03/13/slovakia-may-face-early-parliamentary-elections
Published on March 13th, 2018 01:32 PM
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