Government witnessed turbulent start

Analysts evaluate the first 100 days of the new government.

The new government had a photo-session before its first meeting. The new government had a photo-session before its first meeting. (Source: TASR)

The performance of the new government so far has been rather unconvincing. The ruling coalition has failed to meet expectations some of the voters had at the beginning, especially regarding the fight against corruption, political analysts agree. Moreover, it is not very probable that the cabinet will adopt any significant changes during its current tenure.

The Slovak Spectator spoke with four political analysts: Grigorij Mesežnikov from the Institute for Political Affairs (IVO), Aneta Világi and Pavol Baboš (both from the school of political science at Comenius University in Bratislava), and Miroslav Kusý.

The Slovak Spectator (TSS): How do you evaluate the first 100 days of the new government?
Grigorij Mesežnikov (GM):
I consider it very unconvincing. During the first 100 days the government has not grasped its declared priorities, except for the presidency over the EU Council and the Euro-Atlantic integration agenda. In other spheres it has not been very successful. The fact that its biggest political problem pertains to its feeble performance in fighting corruption has overshadowed also the steps that may have been perceived as satisfactory or at least not at odds with what they have declared when the government was formed.

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