Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

SDKÚ presidium will not censure Žitňanská and Beblavý

The presidium of the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) will not censure the initiators of the ‘We Create Slovakia’ project, MPs Lucia Žitňanská and Miroslav Beblavý. Chair of the party Pavol Frešo said after a six-hour discussion that Žitňanská, who currently leads the SDKÚ caucus, has his trust. Moreover, he stressed that the SDKÚ is a stable party which can resolve its problems in a friendly atmosphere, the SITA newswire reported on March 22.

The presidium of the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) will not censure the initiators of the ‘We Create Slovakia’ project, MPs Lucia Žitňanská and Miroslav Beblavý. Chair of the party Pavol Frešo said after a six-hour discussion that Žitňanská, who currently leads the SDKÚ caucus, has his trust. Moreover, he stressed that the SDKÚ is a stable party which can resolve its problems in a friendly atmosphere, the SITA newswire reported on March 22.

“We want the SDKÚ to be a strong party, to be the spine of the centre-right alternative,” Frešo said, as quoted by SITA.

Frešo added that if the aim of the ‘We Create Slovakia’ is to support the existence of a strong centre-right alternative to the ruling Smer party, they have to discuss the possible barriers, which is what they did.

Žitňanská said that there is a common goal toward creating an alternative to the rule of one party, and that the members of the SDKÚ want their party to be the stronger part of this alternative. Through the ‘We Create Slovakia’ project they are seeking to find ways of approaching people who do not trust them.

“It was a long debate, but I am happy that the colleagues understood my point,” Žitňanská told SITA, adding that the project will continue.

‘We Create Slovakia’ started on February 20, with the aim of searching for new ways, outside the various political parties, to resolve the current political situation in the country. Žitňanská and Beblavý said when presenting the project that they will invite personalities for whom “partisan soil is not attractive”. Žitňanská told the Sme daily in mid February that the whole event will be prepared without the SDKÚ, stressing that “it is a political, but not a partisan project of the future image of Slovakia”.

Yet, after meeting with the SDKÚ presidium she admitted that if any professional issue arise she will invite the members of the party to deal with it, SITA reported.

Source: SITA, Sme

Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports

The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

For a Decent Slovakia gatherings return to streets

Protest gatherings will be held in several cities in Slovakia and abroad.

What we didn't know about our freedom

In 1989, we thought that once the job was done, we would only go out to the squares for Sunday walks.

November 1989 in Bratislava

Bratislava gets a taste of international poetry Video

The international poetry festival Ars Poetica will host poetry readings and other performances at various sites in the city.

Camilla Nelson

UPDATED: Denník N: Danko is a plagiarist

The daily analysed the thesis identical to that of Parliament's Speaker Andrej Danko to find it was copied from textbooks. Danko does not plan to resign, he wants to wait for the stance of a special commission.

Speaker of Parliament Andrej Danko