SNS Not Developing Activities Leading towards Early Election

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Parliamentary Chairman and SNS leader Andrej Danko (stock photo by TASR)

Bratislava, December 13 (TASR) – The Slovak National Party (SNS) has not been developing any activities leading towards an early election in Slovakia, TASR learnt from SNS leader and Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko on Tuesday.

SNS is a part of the governing coalition and it has not done and does not intend to do anything that might weaken the coalition, stated Danko.

Danko and chief of the Opposition Freedom and Solidarity Party (SaS) Richard Sulik on a talk show aired by public service RTVS admitted that they met to discuss the issue of an early general election.

Danko claims that the meeting was initiated by Sulik, while Sulik says it was primarily Danko’s initiative. “After Richard Sulik suggested the meeting I informed my coalition partners that I was going to meet him and I also informed them about the result of the meeting,” said Danko.

Danko said that Most-Hid leader Bela Bugar also confirmed his words. However, the parliamentary chairman is sorry about the position taken by Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD). “He said I should explain the reasons for the meeting although he knew about it, too,” said Danko, adding that SNS is not interested in an early election.

“I publicly declare that I will not run for the prime ministerial post as long as I do not win an election. I’ve been serving in my post with humility and I strive to help people with my work,” said Danko.

In his words, SNS was, has been and will be a coalition partner that has a responsible approach to meeting all of its duties. Danko insists that SNS did not and would not do anything that could weaken the governing coalition. “We will do our utmost for the cooperation between the three parties, SNS, Most-Hid and Smer-SD, to last until 2020 so that the Slovak Government is stable,” stressed Danko, adding there is no other alternative in Slovakia, since the Opposition parties “have not been showing interest in having a constructive attitude to politics”.

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