Instead of a summer break and trying to reconcile, they keep jumping over each other’s heads! Minister of Finance Igor Matovič made himself known on Friday with a shockingly harsh statement addressed to his still-in-government colleague Richard Sulík. According to the SMS message, the text of which Matovič published, Sulík was supposed to advocate for the dismissal of their other coalition partner – Boris Kollár’s We Are Family party. How does Sulík react to these accusations, what does Kollár think about the whole thing, and does such a divided government still have any chance of ruling? The whole case was started by Sulík himself last week, when he accused Matovič of refusing to reflect on his proposal to bury the hatchet between them about a year ago. “Last fall, I wrote a message to Igor Matovič as follows: ‘Igor, how about we bury the hatchet?’ I got the answer: ‘Hmm’,” Sulík revealed in an interview with Denník N. After a week, Matovič launched a counterattack and published another part of the text message that Sulík sent him on the social network. “The report ended with a much more substantial proposal, I quote: ‘If you decide to expel Boris from the coalition, you can count on 20 votes from the SaS club. You are 52, Veronika 4, that’s 76.’ To this message with two completely different proposals, I wrote back to him: ‘Hm.’,” says Matovič. “Richard fulfills the order to topple the third government at any cost and he will do it one hundred percent,” Matovič wrote to us.
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