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Paška: Political discourse more civil than under Dzurinda

Speaking on STV's political talk show 'O päť minút dvanásť' (Five Minutes to Twelve) on July 1, Speaker of Parliament Pavol Paška (Smer-SD) said that the level of political discourse in the current Parliament is much more civil than in the previous electoral term, when the government of SDKÚ-DS chairman Mikuláš Dzurinda was in charge.

Nonetheless, Paška bemoaned that fact that certain MPs, especially those from the SDKÚ, continue to cross the line with statements bordering on personal insults.

[Paška's comments come in the wake of a row over remarks made recently by SDKÚ MPs Štefan Kuzma and Martin Pado. Kuzma accused PM and Smer chairman Robert Fico of leading like Adolf Hitler or the former president of Yugoslavia, Slobodan Miloševič. Pado, meanwhile, claimed that Interior Minister Róbert Kaliňák's proposed amendment to the law on police powers would return the country to the era of "strict Bolshevism", which he added was a "collective feature of all the members of the Government nominated by the Smer party." - ed. note].

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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