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HZDS preparing election surprise

THE DAILY paper Pravda has reported that the opposition HZDS party will put only 12 of its current 43 members of parliament on a list of candidates for national elections in September, and will prefer well-known show business and media faces among its top 10 candidates. The paper, which did not name the source of its information, said 50 of the 150 HZDS candidates are to be women, and none of them - save chairman Vladimír Mečiar and former parliamentary speaker Ivan Gašparovič - is to be 60 or older. The party officially approves its election slate at a congress on July 6.

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Kiska stays away from parliamentary politics

President Kiska has dispersed all questions surrounding his future in politics before Easter, when he announced he was not planning to run for parliament.

Andrej Kiska does not want to walk down the path of party politics.

Danko’s office opens MPs’ letters

OĽaNO wants Danko to step down as parliament’s speaker after what they call an unprecedented measure.

Igor Matovič (l) and Ján Budaj (r)

Train travel to Košice via south to return

The Transport Ministry will restore the operation of fast trains on the southern route as of June.

Government ignores anticorruption demands Photo

Protesters gave the government two weeks to fulfil their demands.