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Slovakia. There will be no “round table” of parliamentary political parties

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The meeting of Slovak parliamentary political parties scheduled for Tuesday will not take place, said President Zuzana Czaputova and President-elect Peter Pellegrini. The meeting was intended to calm the situation after the assassination of Prime Minister Robert Fico.

President Zuzana Czaputova officially announced on Monday that the meeting of parliamentary political parties scheduled for the next day, to which she invited together with President-elect Peter Pellegrini, will not take place.

“The president still believes that the most important thing is to calm down the social situation, and recognizes that this requires not only time, but also patience,” she wrote in a statement. Her office will let you know if a new meeting date is set.

Zuzana Czaputova and Peter PellegriniPAP/EPA/JAKUB GAVLAK

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Pellegrini: it's not time for a round table

Peter Pellegrini, who will take over as president on June 15 this year, made a similar statement on Sunday. He said that recent days have shown that some politicians are incapable of basic self-reflection, even after such a tragedy.

– I'm very sorry, but I have to say it quite honestly: clearly the time has not come for a round table with representatives of all parliamentary parties, Pellegrini said on Sunday in a special video recording.

Tuesday's meeting of Slovak political parties was intended to calm the situation in the country after the assassination of Prime Minister Robert Fico and to break the spiral of hatred.

Prime Minister Fico was shot on Wednesday, May 15, in the town of Handlova, where the government met for an away meeting Slovakia. 71-year-old Juraj C fired several shots at the Prime Minister. His act was assessed as politically motivated.

Main photo source: PAP/EPA/JAKUB GAVLAK



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