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Protesters call on MPs not to support the new cabinet

Protest rallies held in Bratislava and Košice.

About one thousand people attended the protest rally in Bratislava.(Source: TASR)

People rallied in Bratislava and Košice on March 26 for early elections, claiming that they do not trust the reshuffled cabinet of Peter Pellegrini. Both rallies were without incident.

About one thousand people gathered in Bratislava in front of parliament calling on deputies not to vote for the cabinet of Peter Pellegrini. Parliament is currently holding a session, during which deputies will vote on the reshuffled cabinet.

The main request of the organisers and participants of the rallies is for early elections.

“We do not trust the new government and we require early elections,” said the organisers.

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They want to achieve this in one of two ways, either by pushing deputies not to support the new cabinet in parliament or by collecting signatures for a petition to hold a referendum on an early election.

During the rally actress Táňa Pauhofová read a letter from the families of murdered investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová.

"Thank you for not leaving us in this and also for not trusting this new government, of which there is actually nothing new," read the letter. "Some people have just changed seats, changed clothes and the game is going on."

The families of Kuciak and Kušnírová ask in the letter how the people about whom Ján wrote more than once, can investigate what happened to Ján and Martina.

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In Košice some dozens of people gathered on Main Street to support the rally in Bratislava. Košice citizens are also calling on the deputies not to support the Pellegrini cabinet and want an early election.

“We do not trust the new cabinet and believe that the fairest solution would be an early election,” said one of the organisers, Štefan Šefčík, adding that they have already started to collect signatures for the petition.

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