The opposition Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) has lost another member, following the defection of 11 MPs from its parliamentary caucus last month and their subsequent expulsion from the party.
Oľga Keltošová said she was leaving the HZDS because she was disappointed with its leader Vladimír Mečiar, of whom she said, "His political development reminds me of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceauçescu, who in his final years was interested in nothing but money and power."
Keltošová was the only HZDS council representative in Bratislava.
Compiled by Martina Pisárová from press reports.
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4. Mar 2003 at 11:45