Coalition Council: Brecely to Resign as Transport Minister

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(From left to right) Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko (SNS), Most-Hid leader Bela Bugar, Siet leader Roman Brecely and Smer-SD leader and Prime Minister Robert Fico after a meeting of the Coalition Council on Friday (photo by TASR)

Bratislava, August 19 (TASR) – Transport, Construction and Regional Development Minister Roman Brecely (Siet/Network) will resign from his post, said Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) after a meeting of the Coalition Council on Friday.

Coalition partners – Fico, Brecely, Bela Bugar (Most-Hid) and Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko (SNS) – have agreed on narrowing the coalition from a foursome to a threesome. In addition, Siet should be merged with one of the other coalition parties. The official statement of the four leaders reads that the new coalition arrangement will be more effective.

The governing coalition stated that it has 81 MPs that still support the Government Manifesto. After the departure of Siet MPs Andrej Hrnciar, Martin Fedor, Katarina Csefalvayova, Igor Janckulik and Eduard Adamcik from the party and their admission to the Most-Hid caucus, Siet was left with only two MPs – Alena Basistova and Radoslav Prochazka.

Bugar on Thursday announced that Siet party will be probably left out of the coalition. Most-Hid will demand the Transport Ministry as well as posts of state secretaries that are currently held by Siet members.

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