Six former speakers of the Slovak Parliament commemorated their terms leading the Slovak National Council by watching historical video recordings screened by current Speaker Richard Sulík to mark the 20th anniversary of free elections to the Slovak parliament.
Some of the recordings were made in the old parliament building in Župné Square in Bratislava, and Sulík’s personal secretary informed the TASR newswire that the attendees greatly enjoyed the event. The ex-speakers also enjoyed a wine-tasting and a festive dinner.
As well as former president Rudolf Schuster, František Mikloško, Jozef Migaš, Pavol Hrušovský and Pavol Paška, current Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič also took part in the event, as he too previously served as speaker of the Slovak Parliament. According to Tóthová, guests talked about various topics and “also slightly touched on politics”.
The evening will be commemorated by a joint photograph which each of the attendees will receive as a present. Sulík said he hopes that Tuesday’s meeting of ex-speakers will not be the last. “I hope we are not meeting for the last time and that this event can be repeated,” Tóthová quoted Sulík as saying at the dinner.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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8. Dec 2010 at 14:00