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Fedor leaves SDKÚ

MARTIN Fedor is leaving the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) and its caucus, he told the press on November 19. With his departure, the party caucus will have only seven members, which according to the law means that it will dissolve, the SITA newswire wrote.

MARTIN Fedor is leaving the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) and its caucus, he told the press on November 19. With his departure, the party caucus will have only seven members, which according to the law means that it will dissolve, the SITA newswire wrote.

“Today I leave SDKÚ; not only the party, but also the caucus,” Fedor said, as quoted by the TASR newswire, adding that the party is not the same as it was when he joined it. “I joined the party because it meant hope for Slovakia, but also because it was a guarantee of modern and trustworthy politics. Today I do not consider it the same party.”

One of the reasons why Fedor is leaving the party is the recent congress at which the delegates failed to dismiss current SDKÚ chair Pavol Frešo. According to Fedor, the party has not made necessary personnel and programme changes. Moreover, its operation has not changed, as reported by TASR.

Fedor will stay in the parliament as an independent.

“I will assert and support solutions which will benefit the middle class, active and hard-working people, boost the safety of people and state, and improve the order and justice in Slovakia,” he added, as quoted by TASR.

Fedor further said he will inform about his future steps later, probably by the end of November. It is speculated that he could join the non-parliamentary Sieť party. He, however, did not confirm it.

“Currently it is not true,” Fedor said, as quoted by TASR.

He continued that he is convinced there is still room for normal and responsible politics. When describing his recent meeting with Sieť leader Radoslav Procházka, he said they were talking about politics, not the possibility of joining the party. When asked whether he plans to cooperate with Mikuláš Dzurinda and Ivan Mikloš who also recently left SDKÚ, he said he does not know.

According to TASR, there allegedly are also other SDKÚ members who are considering leaving the party, mostly from the Bratislava branch.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports

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