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
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Threats have worked. People queued for COVID testing before the official start

The nationwide testing in Slovakia started with four districts in the north. Here is a report from the first day in Orava.


Day two of pilot testing in hardest-hit regions is off to a smoother start

PM Igor Matovič and Health Minister Marek Krajčí are helping the sampling teams, too.

Trstená, the Tvrdošín district

No test, no work. Employees will have to take paid or unpaid leave

Those who will be quarantined with a positive test result will be entitled to pandemic sick leave.

Illustrative stock photo

Autumn holidays change, art schools close too

The ministry will contribute to schools to buy computers and other equipment for distance learning.

Illustrative stock photo