Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

HZDS’ Trnava assembly backs Veteška for chairman

The ruling coalition Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) Trnava assembly supported a proposal to make incumbent chairman Vladimír Mečiar honorary chairman and party vice-chairman Viliam Veteška executive chairman during its session on May 12.

Tibor Mikuš, another HZDS vice-chairman, said HZDS’ Trnava branch hopes the change would strengthen the party's leadership and help it find a better position on the Slovak political scene.

Mikuš is one of Veteška’s main supporters.

Mečiar currently has the support of 80-90 percent of the party’s district assemblies, said HZDS spokesperson Zdenka Kramplová.

Mečiar plans to change the party statutes at the party congress in June to give himself more power as leader. He wants the HZDS chairman, and not ordinary party members, to decide who will become the district and regional party heads.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Man who abducted the president’s son speaks out

The testimony of the former secret service agent could be of importance in a court process against the ex-spy boss.

Former SIS director Ivan Lexa

Press freedom is bleeding across our borders

Critical media are always the first targets of populists and press freedom enemies.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between January 19 and January 28, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Scandi 4

Crematorium in Bratislava is an architectural revelation Photo

Those who have experienced farewells in other crematoria know what makes it special. Now the best work by the architect Ferdinand Milučký is getting a monograph

Crematorium in Bratislava by architect Ferdinand Milučký