BRATISLAVA – A blackout is still an option

Prime Minister Igor Matovič (OĽaNO) is still entertaining the notion of a “blackout” that would last between and two and three weeks, as well as the idea of “turning down the country” as one of the possible scenarios on which he wants to consult the public opinion in some way.

Even in the coalition, this idea does not have full support.

While Economy Minister Richard Sulík (SaS) voiced his disagreement, Vice-Prime Minister Veronika Remišová also has reservations as strict restrictions are already in place and are largely followed by the public.

Commentators have been criticising the fact that the PM is basing such crucial decisions on polls.

The PM’s ‘blackout’ scenario proposes that anyone who is not essential to the country’s infrastructure would be staying home and not be allowed to shop or travel. As people need to know so they can stock without panic, according to the prime minister, the decision of whether such an option will be enforced should be made “in a week or two”. (Zuzana Gabrižová |

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