Representatives of the Roma Initiative of Slovakia (RIS) political party announced August 20 that they would contest regional elections December 1 in cooperation with the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS).
RIS head Alexander Patkoló said that the parties would determine whether the RIS would enter the elections on the HZDS's candidate list or on a joint list of candidates. The RIS wants its candidates elected to local parliaments in the regions of Bratislava, Trnava, Nitra and Prešov.
27. Aug 2001 at 0:00 | From press reports of TASR and SITA