Paska: SNS MPs Support for Most-Hid Nominees Thing of Past Now

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Slovak National Party first vice-chairman Jaroslav Paska (stock photo by TASR)

Bratislava, August 17 (TASR) – Slovak National Party (SNS) MPs might not lend their support to any candidate nominated for public office by fellow coalition partner Most-Hid anymore, SNS vice-chair Jaroslav Paska intimated on his Facebook page, TASR learnt on Thursday.

Paska was incensed by the fact that Ombudswoman Maria Patakyova, nominated by Most-Hid, accepted an invitation to the Gay Pride.

“Enough is enough, Bela,” Paska wrote in his status update, pointing out that Most-Hid chair Bela Bugar had portrayed Patakyova as an honest, decent, thoughtful and Christian lady with a sense of justice and family values. Paska also stressed that coalition parties committed themselves in the coalition agreement not to raise controversial issues. SNS chair Andrej Danko chose to unilaterally withdraw from the agreement as of September 2017.

“The lady we helped you elect with our votes, the Public Ombudswoman of the Slovak Republic, is apparently gearing up not only to disparage our shared coalition Government but also the longstanding civilisation, cultural and social values of our society and mock them,” wrote Paska.

The SNS vice-chair is not sure whether “after this vulgar gesture” of Bugar’s nominee “against article 41 of the Slovak Constitution (but also our coalition agreement), a single MP can be found in the SNS caucus who will support any of your candidates to any public office ever again”.