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HZD congress elects Gašparovič chairman

The founding congress of the Movement for Democracy (HZD) party, a breakaway group from the largest opposition force, Vladimír Mečiar‘s HZDS, yesterday elected Ivan Gašparovič chairman and promised to assemble the needed 10,000 signatures on a petition sheet by the Wednesday deadline to allow the party to contest September elections.

The HZD was formed after what many HZDS members said was autocratic behaviour by the HZDS leadership in deciding a list of election candidates at a HZDS congress 10 days ago. With headquarters at entrepreneur Juraj Široký’s Harvardská investičná spoločnosť, the HZD seems to have significant financial backing.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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