Pres. Mečiar Prime minister seizes presidency, recalls 28 ambassadors, grants dodgy amnesty.

When Premier Vladimír Mečiar, arriving to take over most presidential powers on March 2, got out of his BMW in front of the Presidential palace and waved to a crowd that was loudly booing him, he was already planning something the crowd could hardly imagine.

"One cannot really rule out that a crisis will start today," outgoing President Michal Kováč's spokesman, Vladimír Štefko, said on March 2.

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