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SDKÚ, HZDS: no comment on alleged union

RESPECTIVE party leaders refused to comment on speculations that they were considering cooperating after the 2006 national elections

The ruling Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKU) party is led by Mikulas Dzurinda. Former PM Vladimir Meciar leads the opposition party, Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS).

Jozef Grapa from the Movement for Democracy, a party founded by President Ivan Gasparovic, said the SDKU and the HZDS were planning to create a ruling coalition for the next election term, according to the daily SME.

Grapa said that under the alleged agreement, Dzurinda would remain the Slovak prime minister and Meciar would be the new parliamentary speaker.

Compiled by Martina Jurinová from press reports
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