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Oszkár Világi: Programmes should win rather than just numbers (2.)

A month ago, I wrote an article that evoked emotions.

Once again, I shall write about elections and highlight phenomena that seem to distort the public debate.

In business when dealing with difficult situations we use the term "out of the box". Prior to the elections, everyone had their own expectations.

A standard solution to the situation after the election, however, would not have allowed forming a stable government.

I have pointed out that the only solution was to have standard political parties (those with a programme and an organisational structure) take on responsibility and thinking “out of the box“, begin negotiations on forming a government coalition.

This call of mine was addressed to all standard parties, including SaS, not only Most. This opinion was backed by public opinion polls according to which most of foreign investors call for a solid government.

When it comes to my relationship with the Most-Híd party, I note that I have never contributed to this party financially or by means of any gifts.

I have no influence on the decisions of this party. Anyone claiming the opposite has to prove it, otherwise they only derail public debate.

In the media, however, there are also individuals who, along the lines of Western journalistic personalities, want to become key opinion makers.

Well, this is not easy to achieve for someone who has been sitting in a café for 20 years and whose only link to reality is through newspapers and information coming from their fellow café patrons.

These journalists like to divide mankind into moral intellectuals and immoral businessmen. To imagine what kind of leaders they would become, it is enough to read the news about the inevitable collapse of the private Media Academy, led by a big shot of our journalism.

Karl May also wrote some perfect books about Indians without having been to America.

Another point to ponder is when a journalist writes a story and adds that it was part of a project aiming at combating corruption.

If I translate it, this means that that it was paid for by a foundation. So there is a customer who orders a tailor-made article and pays for it.

Just to give an example of how such articles are written: this week, Mr. Leško wrote that I visited Libya with Prime Minister Fico (to him, this means that I am personally doing rather well even after a right-wing government) and that three years later I became CEO of Slovnaft.

The truth is that I have been the head of Slovnaft since 2006 and I visited Libya in this capacity, as member of the Prime Minister’s delegation. This, however, did not fit in the order of Mr. Leško so he rewrote it a bit.

Shortly after our trip, Tony Blair also visited Libya, with the head of BP in his delegation.

This CEO signed contracts with the Libyan government, but Britons do not see this as a handicap of the BP chief.

For everyone thinks he was just doing his job, that he was advocating the interest of his team, his employees, shareholders and the UK itself, because he pays taxes to the state budget.