KDH wants to topple economy minister

THE OPPOSITION Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) plans to submit a motion of non-confidence in parliament against current Economy Minister Ľubomír Jahnátek due to the recent personnel nominations to the Transpetrol oil pipeline company which is co-owned by the state.

“In Slovakia we have to reject nepotism, clientelism, and the return of the symbols of the past,” said KDH leader Pavol Hrušovský, referring to nominations such as that of Július Rezeš, the son of infamous Mečiar-era privatizer Alexander Rezeš, to Transpetrol’s supervisory board.

The ruling Smer party, which nominated Jahnátek to his post, considers the minister to be well qualified and “one of Slovakia’s best economy ministers” since the country gained independence in 1993.

The Slovak Democratic and Christian Union and Hungarian Coalition Party opposition parties have yet to decide whether they will support the KDH initiative.

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