Ľubomír Petrák, a Smer MP and mayor of the village Hurbanova Ves, died at the age of 59. His colleague at Smer Dušan Jarjabek and the Smer party confirmed the news on Facebook. Several politicians suggested he died of coronavirus, but this has not been officially confirmed.
Smer Chair Robert Fico had reported earlier that Petrák’s health condition was critical. He said that Petrák underwent serious surgery.
Petrák was a member of the chairmanship of the party and deputy chair of the education committee in parliament.
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Fico wrote that everyone who knew Ľubomír Petrák must grieve over his loss. He said that with Petrák's passing, he lost not only a political colleague but also a personal friend.
22. Feb 2021 at 11:09 | Compiled by Spectator staff