New party gets needed signatures

Slovakia’s newest political party, the HZD breakaway faction from Vladimír Mečiar’s opposition HZDS led by former Mečiar ally Ivan Gašparovič, yesterday reached the required 10,000 signatures on a petition allowing it to contest national elections in September.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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