Kollar: We’ll Support Centre-Right Government

We are Family-Boris Kollar holds press conference on post-election cooperation (photo by TASR)

Bratislava, March 7 (TASR) – The We are Family-Boris Kollar movement with its 11 MPs will support a centre-right government, although it doesn’t want to join a coalition, Kollar told a news conference in Bratislava on Monday.

Kollar could imagine [SaS leader] Richard Sulik at the head of such a government. He would consider a caretaker government led by President Andrej Kiska to be the worst alternative. Kollar is ready to hold talks with all parliamentary parties, including Kotleba-People’s Party Our Slovakia (LSNS), as well as Smer-SD, although he would reject cooperation with the latter two.

“The biggest disaster would be the emergence of a caretaker government under the auspices of the president. We want to send out a clear signal. We’re ready to support a centre-right government with our 11 votes. I’ll do my utmost for a centre-right government to appear,” said Kollar, who thinks that early elections would damage Slovakia during its EU Presidency in the second half of this year.

Kollar explained his willingness to hold talks even with Kotleba’s party by saying that he values all voters, including Kotleba’s. “We’ll be ready to hold talks with anyone, including Kotleba if he invites us. I’ll meet anyone. Not because of Kotleba, but because of respect for his voters,” stressed Kollar, who confirmed that he’s already held informal talks with Sulik, who he can imagine at the head of a centre-right government. “Sulik has matured, he isn’t a newcomer in politics, he’s an economist, and I incline towards the rightist parties,” stated Kollar.

If a centre-right government is formed, We are Family wouldn’t actually join it, however. It would only support it. The movement is also ready to guarantee its votes by signing a separate agreement. It won’t sign a coalition agreement. In return for its votes, the movement will want to assert its stances. We are Family representatives claim that the movement isn’t thinking about obtaining posts. The movement also decided on Monday that its parliamentary caucus will be led by Boris Kollar.