UPDATED: 15. MAR 2021, AT 18:29

SaS: It is either Matovič or us

Coalition party Za Ľudí also demands the prime minister’s departure.

SaS wants PM Igor Matovič to leave his post.SaS wants PM Igor Matovič to leave his post. (Source: SME)

The fight against the coronavirus pandemic is chaotic, and the government led by PM Igor Matovič (OĽaNO) is dividing rather than uniting society. This is why its coalition partner, Freedom and Solidarity (SaS), is asking the prime minister to leave the post.

SaS chair and Economy Minister Richard Sulík has offered his post in exchange.

Coalition crisis reignited, all options remain open Read more 

If Matovič decides to stay at the helm of the current cabinet, the party is ready to leave the ruling coalition.

“Igor Matovič won the elections and has the strongest party, but he is unable to lead the government in this difficult situation from a managerial, personal and communication point of view,” Sulík told the March 15 press conference.

Matovič will now have until March 24 to make his decision. The SaS national council will meet on this date to discuss further steps.

Later on March 15, another coalition party, Za Ľudí, joined SaS, and conditioned its stay in the coalition with Matovič’s departure.

Departure from coalition is the last option

Sulík stressed that they do not support a snap election. They are ready to continue in the current coalition, but only if there are reshuffles of the key posts as the cabinet cannot continue its work properly in its current form.

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