HZDS demands resignation of defence minister

JUST THREE days ahead of the general elections, the opposition Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) is demanding Defence Minister Martin Fedor resign over what it has labeled "suspicious tender procedures" at the ministry, HZDS MP Diana Štrofová said.

According to Štrofová, three tenders are particularly suspect: a supply of socks, mosquito nets and accumulators worth Sk100 million (€2.6 million); the relocation of the ministry's military archive from Trnava to Bratislava; and the implementation of the MOKYS mobile communications system for Sk7.5 billion.

"These tenders involve too many risks. We encourage Fedor to resign. Premier Mikulas Dzurinda should draw the necessary conclusions from this," Štrofová said.

It is unclear why the issue has been take up so shortly before the election, but the HZDS has insisted it is not part of its election campaign, TASR wrote.

The Defence Ministry has called the allegations "nonsense".

Compiled by Martina Jurinová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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