Kukan and Mečiar the most popular presidential candidates

The latest MVK poll claims that Foreign Affairs Minister Eduard Kukan would win presidential elections, were they held today, with 24.8 percent of the respondents voting for him, news wire SITA reported.

Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) boss, Vladimír Mečiar would come in second with 19.4 percent, followed by his opponent and former ally Ivan Gašparovič with 12.5 percent, and President Rudolf Schuster with 9 percent.

The term of the current president ends on June 15, 2004. Slovakia will elect its new president in April of next year.

Compiled by Martina Pisárová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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