Coalition discusses conditions of early elections

EARLY elections in Slovakia could be held in March or April of next year. While the ruling Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK), the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) and the opposition parties consider this time frame acceptable, Slovakia’s Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda is against early elections, the daily Pravda wrote.

According to the PM, there is a chance to find a majority of MP support in parliament. Dzurinda attacked Robert Fico, leader of the opposition party Smer, saying that the Communists in parliament headed by Fico were responsible for the opposition’s refusal to open the parliament’s session after the summer recess.

In response to the Dzurinda’s statements, Fico said that if the prime minister cannot garner sufficient support in parliament, he should resign.

Fico thinks that agreeing on the date of early elections will be difficult because “ending the [term] will be hard for some [MPs]”.

Compiled by Martina Juranová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Railway station in Košice

Who’s the foreigner in this country now?

The virus has highlighted some differences between migrants and locals, but erased others.

23. jan
Košice

News digest: Slovakia has passed the peak of the second wave, health minister says

Polish doctors will help take swabs in Slovakia this weekend. People who have had COVID can just show their positive test result.

22. jan
Rapid testing in Košice

Nationwide COVID-19 testing – and criticism – starts again

Longer ‘screening’ different to October operation.

22. jan
Ján Sýkora is an easy-going ice-hockey player who has got a great sense of humour.

Fashion brands mean nothing to me. Professional hockey player about his life in central Slovakia

In an entertaining interview, the down-to-earth ice hockey player, Ján Sýkora, talks about being a busy bee with a poor memory.

21. jan