Protests will take place, Pellegrini says Fico can sleep well at night

Read the reactions to the published Gorilla recording.

Smer chair Robert FicoSmer chair Robert Fico (Source: SME)

The published Gorilla recordings overshadowed all the other news in the Slovak media on Wednesday, October 16. Robert Fico, whose voice also appears on the recording, did not change his stance.

President Zuzana Čaputová

She called Gorilla the synonym for the political corruption of one entire political generation.

"In the coming days I will therefore meet with the interior minister, with the police corps president and with the leadership of the General Prosecutor's Office and I will ask questions about the reasons for the current state of affairs," the president wrote on her official Facebook profile. She declared that she will demand measures to be taken to confirm that purifying the justice system is what all the responsible officials are after.

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