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Czech and Slovak left parties to intensify cooperation

CZECH and Slovak left wing parties, ČSSD and Smer, will give each other mutual support in elections campaigns to defend the "European model of the social state" in Central Europe in a battle with the right wing, ČSSD election leader and Czech PM Jiří Paroubek and Smer chairman Robert Fico announced.

The officials met on October 1 in the Czech town of Strážnice. Their joint declaration reads that both parties will share their experiences, such as Smer's experience in opposition. According to the declaration Smer "together with the majority of inhabitants, faces an anti-social governing by the right wing in Slovakia", the SME daily reported.

Paroubek said that he also gained a promise from Gerhard Schroeder, the German chancellor, to "somehow join the preparations of Smer for the election campaign".

Compiled by Martina Jurinová from press reports
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