Ex-KSS member Hopta is setting up new Communist Party

FORMER member of the Slovak Communist Party (KSS) Ivan Hopta announced plans to launch a new communist party in Slovakia. The preparatory committee will begin collecting signatures for a petition to institute the new communist party in September.

Hopta informed news agency SITA that the nine-member preparatory committee, consisting of former as well as current KSS members, will decide upon a name for the new party by the end of August.

"It will be a political party, whose aim will be to build socialism in Slovakia, via a constitutional democratic and parliamentary way, without the mistakes of the past," said Hopta. The members of the preparatory committee disapprove of the policy of the current cabinet of Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda, and criticise the performance of the KSS leadership and its deputies in the Slovak Parliament.

Ivan Hopta left KSS in mid July.

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