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Kukan most popular candidate

FOREIGN Minister Eduard Kukan and the leader of the opposition party Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS), Vladimír Mečiar, enjoy the strongest support for the post of Slovak president.

A recently released survey by the MVK polling agency showed that 24.8 percent of respondents support Kukan, while Mečiar is the favourite of 19.4 percent. Mečiar, however, has not yet confirmed his candidacy.

Other candidates include Christian Democrat František Mikloško and the head of the non-parliamentary Movement for Democracy, Ivan Gašparovič.

The former Slovak ambassador to Washington, Martin Bútora, said recently that he would decide on his candidacy by the end of this year.

Slovak presidential elections will take place in April next year.

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British embassy opens condolence book

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