Christian Democrats ask Gabura to dump Toth

THE PARLIAMENTARY caucus of the opposition Christian Democrats (KDH) party spend an hour on December 12 trying to convince MP Peter Gabura not to employ former journalist Peter Tóth as an advisor.

Tóth, who used to work for the Smer daily before leaving under suspicion that he was also cooperating with the SIS secret service, also served briefly as SIS counter-intelligence chief in 2003.

Tóth had to leave that post at the demand of the KDH after being caught faxing an anonymous criminal complaint against then-Interior Minister Vladimír Palko (KDH) for allegedly tampering with phone intercepts.

Gabura, who called Tóth “a quality journalist”, agreed to sever the connection.

However, two of Gabura’s remaining assistants have also caused unease within the KDH – one is the wife of Attorney General Dobroslav Trnka, while the other is Elemír Hojstrič, a party functionary from Spišská Nová Ves, who according to a report on Markíza TV is not taking care of his extramarital children, and has recommended to his girlfriend that she have an abortion.

KDH Chairman Pavol Hrušovský said he regarded the selection of Hojstrič as “in drastic contrast to the family policy of the KDH”.

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