The Speaker of the Slovak Parliament, Richard Sulík from the Freedom and Solidarity party (SaS), told journalists on September 13 that he has taken urine tests to prove that he has not been taking drugs, the TASR newswire wrote.
Sulík said that he did so after Smer chairman Robert Fico dropped hints about cocaine use among members of Sulík's party. Sulík stated that his test results were negative.
“I also asked to be tested for cocaine ... with the results able to show if I used this drug over the past month. It was also negative. I've never, ever used cocaine,” said Sulík to TASR, adding that any SaS member is ready to take drug tests and it is up to Fico to pick their names.
The parliamentary chairman said that Fico “has gone too far” in saying things like “putting an end to this cocaine party”, charging that Fico had gone absolutely over the top in terms of political culture.
But Sulík said he would not press charges nor ask Fico to apologise. He only wants the former prime minister to take a lie detector test as to whether it is his voice that can be heard on a recording that has someone speaking about questionable practices involved in Smer's attraction of sponsors. The recording was released a couple of weeks before the June 12 election and Fico resolutely rejected allegations that it was his voice.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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14. Sep 2010 at 14:00