MP ends poverty test

CHRISTIAN Democratic Movement MP Anna Záborská lived on Sk4,500 (€108) for a month, a sum that corresponds to Slovakia's official subsistence level. The MP said she wanted to experience the life of 618,000 Slovak citizens, the daily SME wrote.

Záborská said that it was possible to survive on the money but that it was not enough to live a normal life. She said that, despite a modest daily menu, she had to borrow Sk100 (€2.44) to be able to survive until the end of the month.

Záborská said she is now going to pay more respect to those people who live on such a small amount of money.

Sociologists like Zuzana Kusá called Záborská's activity populist, saying that Slovakia lacks serious research on the essential monthly expenses of a Slovak person.

The state has set the subsistence level at Sk4,210 (€103).

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