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Quotes of the Week


"Every genius has one big weakness - he is incredibly close to madness. I ask myself whether Mečiar believed what he was saying [during his September 30 television appearance]. If he did, then it certainly was the turning point."

"If a [HZDS] revival does not come, then it will be very bad. The party has a cancer, and we know how cancer ends."

"It could be a loss for the HZDS, but I insist that even Mečiar is replacable."

Ivan Mjartan, former HZDS member and HZDS campaign coordinator during the 1998 election campaign, in an interview with Domino Fórum reporters Štefan Hríb and Martin Šimečka.




"Who is Mr. Mjartan? If somebody leaves [the party] because he did not succeed, then I ask, who is he? For me, he is nobody."

"When I come to Slovakia, and I'll come, I'll give a thrashing to Mr. Mjartan and all the others. I'll teach them a lesson!"

"I know the manners. I had my own kids' room, and I also had my white stockings."

Oľga Keltošová, former HZDS vice chairman and until October 12 Slovak Ambassador to the UN in New York, in an interview with Rádio Twist (the last quote answered the question of whether she thought newly appointed ambassadors should be leaving for their posts when they are likely to be recalled by the new government.)


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