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Kaník reelected Democratic Party boss

LABOUR, Social Affairs, and Family Minister Ľudovít Kaník was reelected chairman of the small non-parliamentary right-leaning Democratic Party (DS) at its annual congress in Liptovský Mikuláš on April 26. The only candidate for the post, Kaník won 231 votes of 250 delegates present.

The congress was attended by Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda and the governor of Bratislava region Ľubo Roman. Dzurinda said he appreciated the cooperation that existed between his party, the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ), and Kaník's DS.

Only a week before the 2002 general election, the DS gave up its candidacy and recommended its supporters vote for the SDKÚ. In return, Kaník was appointed Labour Minister in Dzurinda's cabinet.

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