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ANO supports Kukan, Smer pushes for Gasparovic, Meciar leads the race

LESS than three weeks before elections, the presidential race is getting dramatic. Ľubo Roman, the candidate of the co-ruling New Citizens Alliance, has withdrawn from the race in favour of Foreign Affairs Minister Eduard Kukan who is the candidate of one of their ruling partners, The Slovak Democratic and Christian Union, the daily SME wrote.

The opposition party Smer announced that it would support Ivan Gasparovic, candidate of the Movement for Democracy party.

However, for the first time, Movement for a Democratic Slovakia candidate Vladimir Mečiar leads the candidates' popularity chart.

Incumbent Rudolf Schuster occupies third place. Analysts say that Gašparovič might endanger Schuster's position but could hardly catch up with Kukan and Mečiar.

The ruling coalition has another candidate, Christian Democrat MP František Mikloško, supported by the Hungarian Coalition Party. He does not plan to withdraw from the race.

The country's presidential elections will be held on April 3.

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

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