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Kukan's candidacy received coolly

Prime minister Mikuláš Dzurinda's support of foreign minister Eduard Kukan for the presidency in scheduled 2004 elections drew criticism from his ruling coalition partners, who prefer a candidate who was not a member of the former communist regime.

Kukan was a member of the Communist Party during his service abroad at Czechoslovak diplomatic missions in Africa in the 1970s.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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Vote-buying scandal lands village mayor in court

Some Roma claiming the mayor of Gemerská Poloma, Miroslav Michalka was buying votes, have changed their testimonies.

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How to sell Slovak books to English readers

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