The coalition is not afraid of early elections

The secret meetings between politicians are nothing extraordinary but many politicians had problems explaining them.

Leaders of the three coalition parties: Fico, Danko, Bugár (l-r).Leaders of the three coalition parties: Fico, Danko, Bugár (l-r). (Source: SITA)

Coalition MPs are not admitting the possibility of holding early elections. They also claim that the secret meetings, such as the one between Andrej Danko, chair of the Slovak National Party (SNS), and the opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) leader Richard Sulík in Hainburg (Austria) where they discussed such a possibility, is nothing unusual, the Sme daily reported.

Several politicians, however, have had problems explaining the unofficial meetings in the past.

Danko and Sulík had a dispute about who initiated the meeting during the political talk show broadcast by the public-service RTVS on December 11. Sulík claimed that Danko wanted to organise early elections in order to prevent a potential new party of President Andrej Kiska from running.

“There will be no early elections,” head of Smer deputy caucus Martin Glváč told Sme, adding that the coalition is okay and is gradually fulfilling the government’s manifesto.

He also said they are not afraid of Kiska’s potential party.

Most-Híd chair Béla Bugár said he knew about the meeting from Danko and continues to defend him. The only one to be afraid of Kiska’s party should be SaS, he added for Sme.

Bugár also said they will do everything to prevent early elections from happening.

SaS has been talking about early elections since late May, referring to the information from parliament.

Sme meanwhile reported several informal meetings of politicians, reminding readers of the meeting between Sulík and businessman Marián Kočner, who was allegedly listed in mafia lists and the transcription of which has been named the Sasanka files and meetings with former prime minister Iveta Radičová. Sulík later published the conversation.

The unofficial meetings of politicians are nothing extraordinary, but the content of private conversations should not appear in the media, Most-Híd MP Andrej Hrnčiar told Sme.

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