The four MPs from Freedom and Solidarity’s (SaS) Ordinary People faction want the ruling coalition to act more responsibly in order to convince people of the government’s ability to prevent Slovakia from following the same path as Greece, reads an open letter addressed to Prime Minister Iveta Radičová, ministers and chairmen of coalition parties that was made public on Tuesday, October 5. The authors of the letter state that they no longer want to sit back and watch the chaos “which has prevailed here for months”.
“A majority of Slovaks, in free and democratic elections, gave our coalition a mandate to govern. Intensive, decisive and sure-footed steps were expected, however. So get rid of all the quarrels, put your heads together, agree on solutions and come in front of the media only with the definite version,” reads the letter. The Ordinary People MPs criticise what they describe as the way “one day somebody announces something, the next day they correct it and on the following day all of it is denied”.
According to Ordinary People, various positive things have already been done by the government, especially when it comes to the fight against corruption. “But anything good we do disappears in the eyes of the public into a heap of quarrels, dubious decisions and their eventual abandonment,” claim Igor Matovič, Erika Jurinová, Martin Fecko and Jozef Viskupič, as quoted by the TASR newswire.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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6. Oct 2010 at 14:00