SaS loses another founding member

Among the reasons for Martin Poliačik’s decision are different opinions on certain issues to the rest of the party.

Martin PoliačikMartin Poliačik (Source: SITA)

The Opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party is losing another notable personality. Martin Poliačik, who co-founded it back in 2009, is leaving due to differing opinions with the rest of the party on certain issues, for example refugees.

The politician known for his liberal stance tried to find more space to present his personal beliefs but failed to achieve this, the SITA newswire reported.

Poliačik talked about his departure with SaS chair Richard Sulík, and agreed it would be better for both sides if he left.

The party meanwhile confirmed the departure, adding that it will not hide the differences of opinion on certain issues.

Poliačik is the second notable personality to leave the party this year. Back in February, former labour minister Ján Mihál departed. He is now co-founding the new Spolu (Together) party with Miroslav Beblavý.

There was some speculation that Poliačik would be the next to leave. He told the media at the time that until the will to change things and move them forward was there, he did not see a reason to leave, SITA wrote.

Top stories

Wrapped up in a rainbow flag, Slovak singer Karin Ann performs "babyboy" on a national TV broadcaster in Poland.

Slovak Billie Eilish supports LGBTI people on live Polish TV

Sports, travel and culture stories about Slovakia in one place.


30. júl
Gerulata in Bratislava - Rusovce

Another UNESCO world heritage site in Slovakia dates back to the Roman Empire

The western part of the Danube Limes is now listed on the World Heritage List.


30. júl
"Vaccination terror" reads one of the banners.

A nation in love with conspiracy theories?

You cannot use a pandemic to score political points any more than you can use a tsunami.


30. júl
The open-air exhibition about the Old Market Hall

Rare historical photos uncover the story of Bratislava's Old Market Hall

Bratislava owes its rich market history to its location on the crossroads of ancient trade routes.


29. júl