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Meciar wins HZDS election

THE OPPOSITION party, Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS), re-elected Vladimír Meciar as its chairman at the party's National Assembly, held in Prešov on June 4, the news wire TASR wrote.

Meciar, the only candidate for the post, won by an overwhelming majority; he received 255 of 257 votes, with two abstentions. Meciar has been the party chairman for 14 years, facing competition only once since first taking leadership on June 22, 1991.

In his acceptance address, Meciar said the HZDS aims to gain at least 20 percent of the votes in the 2006 parliamentary election.

Compiled by Martina Durainová from press reports
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