Heger’s magic number

Thinking big, Slovak style.

(Source: Eduard Heger's Facebook page)

Welcome to your weekly commentary and overview of news from Slovakia. Could this be the end of OĽaNO? The general prosecutor is looking into how the pandemic was managed. Eurobarometer shows Slovaks fear war more than climate change.

SkryťRemove ad
Article continues after video advertisement
SkryťRemove ad
Article continues after video advertisement

What’s in a number?

Eduard Heger has declared his ambition to continue leading the country and has given us the exact measure of just how ambitious he is as prime minister. It’s 76.

When OĽaNO won a plurality of the votes at the 2020 election, it decided, along with its other coalition partners, to take Sme Rodina into the coalition in order to secure a constitutional majority (i.e. 90 seats) in parliament. Now, Heger is determined to avert an early election and essentially stay in power. For this, he needs just half of the 150-member house plus one (i.e. 76 votes). So now he is broadcasting his intention to collect the signatures of 76 MPs who will support him in this endeavour.

The rest of this article is premium content at Spectator.sk
Subscribe now for full access

I already have subscription - Sign in

Subscription provides you with:
  • Immediate access to all locked articles (premium content) on Spectator.sk
  • Special weekly news summary + an audio recording with a weekly news summary to listen to at your convenience (received on a weekly basis directly to your e-mail)
  • PDF version of the latest issue of our newspaper, The Slovak Spectator, emailed directly to you
  • Access to all premium content on Sme.sk and Korzar.sk

Top stories

News digest: LGBT+ people's biggest fears revealed

Two cases of measles in Bratislava, meteorologists issue temperature warnings. Learn more in today's digest.


7 h
Tourists above Štrbské Pleso.

J&T everywhere you look. What does the finance group own in Štrbské Pleso?

Influence of financiers in the popular Tatra resort is noticeable at every step.


7. feb
University students.

News digest: What foreign students don't like about Slovak universities

Slovakia's first climate bill, popular tourist resort occupied by financial group, and top footballer to join Paris St. Germain.


7. feb
SkryťClose ad