Bratislava, October 31 (TASR) – MP and former Foreign Affairs Ministry state secretary Martin Klus is quitting the Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) caucus, SaS spokesman Ondrej Sprlak told TASR on Monday.
At the same time, Klus is resigning as a party vice-chair and teamleader. He explained his decision by pointing to persisting differences in opinion on the current direction of the country and in particular the issue of a snap election and processes resulting in this.
Klus wants to coordinate his actions in Parliament with SaS. “As my value and programme-orientation has been obvious for a long time, I’m still ready to coordinate my procedure in several parliamentary votes with the SaS caucus and to continue constructive cooperation with it,” he said. “However, as I understand how important it is for the party and its caucus to maintain a unity of opinions and voting, which I cannot guarantee, I’ve decided to continue working as an Independent MP and resign from leading posts in the party,” he explained.
SaS chairman Richard Sulik said that the party respects Klus’s decision. “I wish Martin Klus all the best,” he added.
Klus served as Foreign Affairs Ministry state secretary following the 2020 general election. He resigned from the post when SaS ministers and state secretaries quit the Government. He took up a seat in Parliament as an MP in early October.