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HZDS preparing for elections

The opposition Move-ment for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) party discussed preparations for September general elections and the party's future policies at its national assembly in Nitra on January 28, the TASR news agency reported.

The HZDS wants to win the election and be part of the next government. According to HZDS Vice-Chairman Milan Urbáni, the party would focus on increasing living standards in Slovakia, improving the social system and reducing poverty.

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