Kiska doubts the new ruling coalition
Talks on forming the new ruling coalition continued on Tuesday. Andrej Kiska (Za ľudí) prefers a coalition without Sme rodina (Boris Kollár), which has 78 MPs, but admits the decision is for Igor Matovič (OĽaNO) to make. The coalition should have high integrity, Kiska says, and Kollár falls short of this condition. Richard Sulík rejected Sme rodina’s priority of building 25,000 apartments for rent annually and increasing investments into highways and rails ten-fold, thanks to massive new debts. He is willing to form a joint coalition with Sme rodina, though. SaS wants the jobs of Finance (Richard Sulík) and Education Ministers (Branislav Gröhling). Kollár insists on the inclusion of costly housing and highway pledges in the government’s program and maintains his integrity is high enough. His party will nominate Milan Krajniak to the post of Defence Minister and Štefan Hollý as Transport Minister. The party also wants the post of Deputy PM for Investments. Matovič maintains his goal is to form a 4-party coalition with a Constitutional majority in parliament.