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HZDS admits election failure

The Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS), which is now a member of the ruling coalition, considers the result of parliamentary elections on June 17 disappointing.

HZDS deputy chairman Viliam Veteška admitted that the result was a bad surprise for party members. Compared to 2002 national elections, HZDS lost 352,000 voters.

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