Danko Ready to Convene SNS Congress, But Calls for Prudence

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

Bratislava, March 4 (TASR) – Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko in a speech on Sunday stated that he’s ready to convene an extraordinary congress of his Slovak National Party (SNS) and hold talks with President Andrej Kiska and Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) to resolve constructively the turbulent situation in Slovakia after the murder of reporter Jan Kuciak.

Danko was partly reacting to an earlier speech by Kiska, who proposed a major reconstruction of the Cabinet or an early election as possible solutions to the situation.

According to Danko, there’s a need to retain prudence and beware of accusing innocent people, while it’s also inappropriate to misuse the tragedy for political purposes.

“For me, the person who committed this crime is a monster, but those who misuse this murder for their own purposes, whatever they may be, are also evil,” stressed Danko.

The parliamentary chairman said that he wants to be “the first one on the barricades of anger” against those responsible for the murder, but they must be appropriately identified. At the same he called on the public to trust the investigators.

Danko vowed that he’ll do everything possible to make sure that Slovakia couldn’t be called a Mafia state and that he’ll also take action against those who “get into politics from the Mafia”. Nonetheless, he also wants to act against “absurd connections, conspiracies and intrigues that are only created to add fuel to the flames”.