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Labour Minister to hand in resignation October 13

LABOUR Minister Ľudovít Kaník agreed with Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda that he will step down from his ministerial post. The minister admitted that he made a mistake by asking for Sk22 million (€565,000) support from a state agency to reconstruct his own hotel, the Pravda daily reported.

A part of the coalition believes that behind Kaník's departure part of a pre-election strategy by the PM to attract support for his Slovak Democratic and Christin Union (SDKÚ) party.

"Elections are getting closer and our partners maybe realized that some things are no longer bearable and they can worsen the SDKÚ's outlook for the upcoming elections," said Július Brocka of the ruling Christian Democratic Movement.

The SDKÚ's top body will discuss the replacement for Kaník tomorrow. According to unofficial information Deputy Labour Minister Miroslav Beblavý is a possible candidate or SDKÚ MP Zoltán Horváth, a member of the parliamentary social affairs committee.

Compiled by Martina Jurinová from press reports
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