Veteška's brain surgery finished without complications

Parliamentary Vice-chairman Viliam Veteška underwent a brain surgery at Bratislava Kramáre hospital's neurological clinic on June 12.

Veteska, 53, confirmed on Monday that he was preparing for surgery and wanted privacy.

The vice-chairman of the co-ruling Movement for a Democratic Slovakia was to challenge incumbent party chairman Vladimír Mečiar for his position of June 9, but pulled at the last minute after being admitted to the hospital for tests on the evening of June 8.

Veteška's brain surgery ended shortly after 17:00 on June 12, the hospital reported. The operation was carried out successfully and with no complications.

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