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Quotes of the Week


"It makes me really happy that you've finally learned to be funny."

František Mikloško, deputy for the ruling SDK party, reacting to the sugestion of Jaroslav Paška, a deputy for the far-right SNS party, that former STV director Igor Kubiš be made an advisor to director-elect Milan Materák.




"You have formed a doubtful and non-standard group of people from small political parties. People who voted for individual political parties were unaware that the leaders of the nine mini-parties shaping the current ruling garniture would create a lame nine-headed dragon, the heads of which have only one thing in common: the volume of sulfur in their killing mouths. This dragon sits for two weeks at night sessions, emitting sulfur, fire and fear, and attempts to grasp as much as possible for itself."

Ivan Lexa, a deputy for the HZDS party and former chief of the Slovak Intelligence Service (SIS), after becoming the only deputy in parliament not to be given a seat on a parliamentary committee.


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