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Reader feedback: Under my skin

Re: "Right wing wins majority," By Tom Nicholson, Vol. 8 No. 36, September 23-29

While there are still so many unknowns in the future of Slovakia, I am heartily reassured that there will not be a government led by Mečiar in its near future.

Even though I spent nine months of the last year in Slovakia, I was still surprised by how much this election mattered to me. I guess the country has a way of getting under one's skin and into one's heart.

Now if we can only get the Roma to be treated as human beings, we'll be going places.

Ruth Mitchell,
Calgary, Canada

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