Mečiar offers to negotiate

The opposition Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) has prepared a set of conditions for its possible support of the Mikuláš Dzurinda cabinet, which has been decimated by the departure of the Christian Democrats.

However, HZDS boss Vladimír Mečiar has stressed that the party is only offering to negotiate, the daily SME wrote.

Mečiar said that if the cabinet wanted his support, it would have to radically change its social policy and immediately halt all privatization sales. He denied that any agreements on mutual support existed between him and Dzurinda.

According to Mečiar, the worst possible scenario for the country now would be a caretaker government.

The HZDS also announced that, as the winner of the 2002 elections, it has the right to nominate someone as speaker of parliament following the departure of the KDH's Pavol Hrušovský from the post.

The party did not say whether it planned to nominate Mečiar as speaker.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports. The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of its flash postings.

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