VLADIMÍR Mečiar's election team published a list of foreign and Slovak personalities who they said were supporting three-time ex-PM Mečiar for the presidential seat.
The list includes former US president Bill Clinton. The head of Mečiar's election team, Viliam Soboňa, said to the state-run news agency TASR on April 13 that Clinton's support came in the form of a signed photograph he sent to Mečiar.
"When sending the photo he also expressed verbal support [for Mečiar] to the person who took [the photo]," Soboňa said. He refused to reveal the name of that person, however.
Under the Clinton administration, Slovakia, led by Mečiar, was excluded from NATO expansion due the Mečiar cabinet's perceived lack of commitment to democratic principles.
Other people who support Mečiar, according to his Movement for a Democratic Slovakia party, include former governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura, sculptor William Schiffer, and the Slovak singer Jožo Ráž.
Compiled by Martina Pisárová from press reports
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14. Apr 2004 at 9:50