Another petition was handed to outgoing PM Iveta Radicova yesterday entitled “Iveta, don’t leave!” in an attempt to convince her to stay in politics, but to no avail.
Radicova opted out of Slovak politics after her 4-party coalition collapsed in October over a combined EFSF and government confidence vote. The PM, who is taking up a lecturing post at Oxford University, has expressed her disgust at the degree of arrogance and vulgarity in Slovak politics.
She accepted her responsibility for the fall of the government and so said that leaving politics was the only thing to do. She thanked the petitioners for their support, but explained that there were other petitions and literally thousands of letters at the Government Office with the same request, while she was resolute about her decision.
Radicova feels she tried to put more culture and decency into politics, but that she probably didn’t belong there due to the level of arrogance and vulgarity, criticising also the way disputes and affairs are abused in dirty ways.
Like everyone who enters politics, Radicova had her opponents and critics, but there can be no doubt that if there were more like her in Slovak politics, the country would be heading in the right direction.
~~~but her intentions were honest, which is more than can be said of most.~~~
Well Huh ? ….this was the Prime Minister , that sat and watched as her Finance Minister in the same SDKU party try to steer the TAX office in Kosice to a block of offices, owned by someone in her own party .Talk of cronyism. Micky `the tick` , former Chair of the SDKU , then opens is mouth and says , `what can no one in the SDKU, can do business with the Tax Office ` ?????
And then the same PM watches, as the Finance Minister let someone else take the fall for his corruption, by the Minster firing the Head of the Tax Directorate . Then having cancelled the bid to be all transparent , make the terms of the bid only available to one possible bidder , the same Owner of the building !
Then for a Prime Minister to claim , all was now above board and and the matters as far as she was concerned, is closed .
No wonder the vote for this SDKU is near 5%, and the no Parliament entry point !
I agree with a lot of what you say, but her intentions were honest, which is more than can be said of most.
~~~Like everyone who enters politics, Radicova had her opponents and critics, but there can be no doubt that if there were more like her in Slovak politics, the country would be heading in the right direction.~~~
Says who ?
Goodbye and good riddance I say !. How can you believe that she was any good when every time she did not get her own way, she `threatened to resign or leave in some hissy fit ! For some odd reason , she believed that with 10% of the vote , the SDKU , were the leaders of Government, not part of a 4 party coalition.
The fact is, her judgement was terrible, and to link a vote of confidence to a vote on bailout funding for the EU , was just failed blackmail . The reason there is an Election this week , just over a year after the last one, was because this daft woman and her massive ego , not because of the SaS failed to fall into line .
“She accepted her responsibility for the fall of the government and so said that leaving politics was the only thing to do.”
Radicova is truly the only normal not corrupted politician in Slovakia. That’s also the reason why she had to leave. Because her the male politicians couldn’t play their dirty corrupt games with her as PM. It’s sad and definitely not a good sign for Slovakia long term.