PM Calls For Individual Conscience in Gorilla Affair
At a press conference yesterday, acting Prime Minister Iveta Radicova said that it is up to individual politicians and their parties as to how they react and take responsibility for the corruption allegations arising from the Gorilla affair, linking top politicians to financial group Penta.
Radicova was responding to statements made the previous day by head of the SaS (Freedom and Solidarity) party chairman Richard Sulik, who is calling for SDKU party head Mikulas Dzurinda (who was PM at the time the Gorilla recordings were supposedly made) and finance minister Ivan Miklos to stand down from politics in light of the alleged secret service transcripts.
Radicova has been communicating with head of the Slovak secret service SIS Karol Mitrik concerning the Gorilla affair, and has supposedly asked him whether the recordings still exist or not and why the investigation was closed prematurely. She, like most of the country, is still waiting on a reply and some answers.