Bratislava, March 22 (TASR) – Lawmakers from the most popular Opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party won’t support the Government Manifesto of Peter Pellegrini’s (Smer-SD) Cabinet, SaS leader Richard Sulik announced at a press conference on Thursday.
“We acknowledge the appointment of this Government in the same way we acknowledge that it rains. It’s a bare fact. The new Government won’t win the confidence of SaS MPs also because its Manifesto is very close to what it was before. Furthermore, after the departures of Lucia Zitnanska (Most-Hid) and Marek Madaric (Smer-SD) the Government lost the two people who maybe had genuine interest in changing things for the better. Now, only darkness falls,” thinks Sulik.
Sulik harbours the belief that it doesn’t matter what the Cabinet puts into its programme, as only one outcome will emerge: “Corruption, non-transparent tenders and a bucketload of filler that’s supposed to cover up this fact”.
“There won’t be any changes. And if something happens, it’ll be just bribes to voters in the form of social packages, so as to sweep under the rug the horror of mass pillaging and plundering of public property and to efface the memory of the international shame and premeditated murders,” stated Sulik.
Sulik added that SaS embraced the “desperate call in the public squares for an early election”. “We submitted a proposal to hold an early election. It’s a clear and specific goal that must garner support of the decent portion of Slovakia. We’re confident that our course of action enjoys broad popular support,” he said.
SaS vice-chair Jana Kissova conceded that she fails to understand the decision of the public protest organisers to abort the protest march originally slated for Friday (March 23). “As a citizen, I fail to understand. Merely a week ago, we felt the determination to persevere, yet today the organisers seem to have thrown in the towel. I understand the disappointed and surprised people as well as the willingness of students who have taken the organisation of the marches into their own hands. We’ll lend support to their march in person.”