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President: Constitution far from perfect

ON THE OCCASION of 13th anniversary of the Slovak Constitution, President Ivan Gašparovič addressed the nation via public radio station SRo.

In his September 1 speech, Gašparovič said the Slovak Constitution meets demanding democratic criteria but is far from perfect, the SITA news agency wrote. In terms of human and civil rights, it lags behind comparable international documents.

The president mentioned that the constitution had been amended three times since its adoption on September 1, 1992. The future of the Slovak constitutional system, he said, would depend on the further development of mutual relationships with EU member states and Brussels.

Gašparovič did not rule out possible changes to the constitution pertaining to the country’s political system, general elections and audit office, among others.

Compiled by Martina Jurinová from press reports
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