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Petition drive launched to oust Mečiar

Robert Krajnak, a 35-year-old beer distributor, on November 11 placed an advertisement in the opposition daily Sme calling on Slovaks to sign a petition to remove Prime Minister Vladimír Mečiar. The full-page advertisement included the headline "I was born under a totalitarian regime; I do not want to die under one." Krajnak needs to gather 350,000 signatures to call a referendum on Mečiar's dismissal. Mečiar's party - the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia - won 35 percent of the vote in last year's elections and remains the most popular party in Slovakia. The next parliamentary elections are scheduled for fall 1998.

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He was almost murdered. Instead, he is to become general prosecutor

It was not clear whether the election would take place on December 3 until the very last moment.

Maroš Žilinka

News digest: No skiing in Slovakia at least until January

The coalition should meet to discuss the opening of schools, former police corps president travelled to Slovakia to be detained.

First snow appeared in Bratislava and caused traffic problems

Fico and Kotleba have not been fined for being maskless yet

The police are dealing with violent protesters, but no politician has been penalized for calling on people not to wear masks.

Ex-police chief Lučanský in handcuffs

He is one of the eight people facing charges after Operation Judas.

Milan Lučanský