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Opposition says government is playing ‘Hungarian card’ to cover scandals

The extraordinary session of the Slovak parliament scheduled for June 3, initiated by the governing coalition parties to condemn the statements of the leader of the Hungarian right-wing Fidesz party, Viktor Orban, is nothing more than an attempt to cover the scandals of the government and to arouse the citizen’s emotions before the June 6 European elections, announced the opposition leader Mikulas Dzurinda after a joint meeting of three opposition parties: the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKU), the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) and the Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK), the TASR newswire reported.

The extraordinary session of the Slovak parliament scheduled for June 3, initiated by the governing coalition parties to condemn the statements of the leader of the Hungarian right-wing Fidesz party, Viktor Orban, is nothing more than an attempt to cover the scandals of the government and to arouse the citizen’s emotions before the June 6 European elections, announced the opposition leader Mikulas Dzurinda after a joint meeting of three opposition parties: the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKU), the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) and the Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK), the TASR newswire reported.

According to Dzurinda, the coalition wants to “organise quarrels with the aim to arouse the voters who tend to react on the Hungarian card”, as quoted by TASR.

The extraordinary session is a rough abuse of the legislative body, the leader of SMK, Pal Csaky, said.

“We consider it scandalous and unfair,” TASR quoted Csaky as saying. “It’s the same game as before the presidential elections.”

Despite that he said that SMK deputies will definitely attend the session, because “there is nothing to fear”, the SITA newswire reported. It also wrote that SDKU and KDH deputies will most likely abstain from the session, but their parliamentary caucuses will meet beforehand and issue a joint statement. TASR, SITA

Compiled by Michaela Stanková from press reports
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