SaS: Discontent with Governing Parties Grows

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2017 regional elections in Slovakia. (Photo by TASR)

Bratislava, November 5 (TASR) – The Saturday (November 4) regional election served as a convincing demonstration of resistance on the part of active people against populism, corruption and extremism, Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) representatives Richard Sulik, Lubomir Galko and Jana Kissova stated on Sunday.

According to SaS, discontent with the Government of Smer-SD, Slovak National Party (SNS) and Most-Hid is growing. Furthermore, voters are starting to wake up to the fact that the far-right party of Marian Kotleba (LSNS) has no real and positive programme to offer for Slovakia.

SaS perceives the results of Opposition party candidates in the election as satisfactory. “Once again it was proven that the centre-right in Slovakia is strong when standing united and it’s the duty of its leaders to seek ways to bring it closer together. That also emerged as the specific trait of this election – there was the alternative in the form of a centre-right democratic coalition, the formation of which proved to be the right move,” reads the SaS press release.

The results also inspire hope that the currently governing parties could be defeated in the next general election, say the liberals, pointing to a large number of independent candidates elected to regional councils, which they believe reflects the lack of public trust towards established political parties.