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HZDS and Smer flirt with possible alliance

SOME members of the opposition parties Smer and the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) have indirectly issued signals of a possible opposition union against the ruling coalition, the SME daily wrote.

The signals come after the two parties stood against each other during the recent presidential elections. Smer supported Ivan Gašparovič, the ultimate winner, against the HZDS candidate, party chairman Vladimír Mečiar.

Some MPs from the HZDS now support the formation of a strong opposition force out of close cooperation between the two parties.

Ahead of the presidential elections, some speculated that Mečiar’s party might support the ruling coalition in parliament if elected president.

Viliam Veteška, HZDS deputy chairman, said recently, however, that the party’s voter base wished to see "more oppositional politics" from the party.

Compiled by Martina Jurinová from press reports
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