Slovakia’s PM doesn’t love his job

Slovakia's Prime Minister Igor Matovic in Brussels, Belgium, 02 October 2020. [EPA-EFE/Olivier Matthys]

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Slovak Prime Minister Igor Matovič said he has no desire to run the for the office he finds himself currently in.

“I did not want to win the elections. I only wanted it to be the same as the last 10 years, but then this happened,” Matovič said during a discussion organised by Dennik N.

Matovič’s centre-right party OĽaNO won this spring’s general elections with a surprising majority, catapulting the long-time opposition politician known for this stunts in parliament into the role of prime minister during a pandemic.

“I have no desire to be a prime minister again. I just want to bring Slovakia out of this shitstorm we find ourselves in,” he added. (Zuzana Gabrižová |

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