12. 03. 2018 15:04
On Monday, Slovak President Andrej Kiska held talks with the two smaller governing parties Most-Híd and the Slovak National Party. The main topic was finding a solution to the coalition crisis and calming down the current situation in Slovak society after the murder of the investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová and the problems which were revealed after it: alleged links between the Italian mafia and Slovak politics. As the president said at the beginning of March, he is either for thorough a reconstruction of the government or for early general elections. The largest opposition parties Freedom and Solidarity and Ordinary People are for early elections; the largest governing SMER-SD party is against. The Slovak National Party is open to constructive talks. Most-Híd's most important request was the departure of Robert Kaliňák from the post of Interior Minister, which was met on Monday. However, many members of Most-Híd showed great disappointment in PM Fico, who accused President Kiska of having his speech written abroad and indirectly linking him to financier George Soros last week. Most-Híd had its party's council scheduled for Monday 2pm.