The Slovak Prime Minister exchanges his position with his Finance Minister

The Slovak Prime Minister exchanges his position with his Finance Minister

Igor Matovic The Slovak Prime Minister announced on Sunday that he is ready to change government positions Edward Heiger The Finance Minister withdraws his conditions against his coalition partners in order to solve the government crisis, writes MTI based on the Slovak Public Service News Agency (TASR).

According to the “new word,” the prime minister He said:

On the eve of Holy Week, which we celebrate as a symbol of suffering, sacrifice and tolerance, I decided to make a gesture to the people who demanded my resignation.

Igor Matovic’s announcement was welcomed by the four parties in the ruling Slovak coalition, most notably the strongest calls for the prime minister’s resignation, Richard Solik Led by the Liberal Party for Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) and the People’s Party (Za ludí), Veronica Remisova He described Matovic’s announcement as “a gesture befitting a statesman.” SAS already suspended its participation in the coalition last week.

The New Word wrote that Heger accepted Matovi’s request and would attend Za udí’s office meeting on Sunday to request their support. If coalition parties lend their support, Heger will ask for a meeting on Monday Susanna Kapotova From the head of state.

Igor Matovic had already indicated a week ago that he was ready to resign from the post of prime minister and take another position in the government if his coalition partners fulfill their earlier promises and quit their posts. Some of these conditions have been met in the meantime. In the ruling coalition in Slovakia, the situation has become tense a few weeks ago due to differing views of the different parties on managing the epidemic, which became even more angry after the Prime Minister decided against the liberals to buy Slovakia from the Russian Sputnik V vaccine.

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In Matovi’s announcement, SaS indicated that it would appreciate Igor Matovic’s move, “accept the offer” and are ready to return to the government. Veronica Rimisova, chair of the People’s Party, praised Matovi’s move and said the decision was a major step towards a fundamental improvement in cooperation within the coalition.

The head of the second largest party in the ruling coalition, the center-right Sme rodina family, Boris Kolar He also welcomed Igor Matovic’s move. He expressed his hope that this would lead to an end to the coalition crisis. And he warned that if this was repeated, his party would leave the alliance. Early last week, Kollar warned that the coalition crisis should not be prolonged further, because if an agreement is not reached by the end of next week, early elections may take place.

A week ago, Igor Matovich made his departure from the prime minister’s post more conditional. First, he left the most vocal positions in demanding his departure, then Matovic became personally Richard Sully Minister of Economic Affairs Maria Kulikova Minister of Justice and Juraj SeligaDeputy Speaker of Bratislava Parliament W. Jana Peto SyankovaMention the name of the head of the Parliamentary Health Committee. During the week, Solik and Kulikova resigned, but Beto Segagnikova and Seliga did not. Also, Matovic’s requirement that the coalition strictly redistribute ministerial posts on the basis of the balance of power after the elections has not been met. With reference to this, Matovi requested that SaS and People be given more cabinet positions according to their weight.

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