PM Iveta Radicova’s father died yesterday
Prime Minister Iveta Radicova got the saddest possible start to the New Year as her father, Rudolf Karafiat (84), died yesterday Sunday 2 January.
She therefore excused herself from the special ceremony planned today at which President Ivan Gasparovic will hand out state awards.
The Government Office issued a statement on her behalf, extending her congratulations to the award winners, while excusing her attendance due to her sad bereavement. The Daily staff send their condolences and wish her strength at this sad time.