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Five parties form national confederation

FIVE political parties mainly composed of marginal groups have founded the Confederation of National Forces of Slovakia (KNSS).

The loose bloc, which was formed on November 13, does not have a specific program, and includes parties who say that they want to represent the national interests of the country.

The KNSS includes the non-parliamentary Slovak National Party (SNS), led by Ján Slota and the People's Union (ĽÚ), whose chairman is independent MP Vojtech Tkáč, a former member of the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS). The KNSS also includes ex-HZDS members who broke away from the party to form the Movement for Democracy (HZD), led by Ivan Gašparovič. The remaining two parties in KNSS are Slovak National Unity and the Slovak People's Party.

Political analyst Miroslav Kusý said to the Slovak daily Pravda that the bloc was a "grouping of outsiders who are looking for ways to increase their importance".

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