Vladimír Mečiar was re-elected to another two-year term as head of the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) at the party's congress in Puchov.
In his speech before the vote, Mečiar said the party would soon submit a proposal for the establishment of a two-chamber parliament in Slovakia.
Ivan Lexa, party member and former head of the Slovak Information Service (SIS) under the 1994-1998 Mečiar cabinet, also came to the congress, attracting massive applause from his colleagues. Lexa is charged with several crimes, including endangering state secrets, ordering a murder, and misuse of powers in office.
Compiled by Martina Pisárová from press reports.
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16. Jun 2003 at 13:14