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SDKÚ's presidium approves merger with Democratic party

CO-RULING parties the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) and the Democratic Party (DS) will probably merge under the name SDKÚ-DS. Prime Minister and SDKÚ Chairman Mikuláš Dzurinda made the announcement after the SDKÚ presidium session on October 14 in Bratislava, the TASR news agency reported.

"We have expressed a political 'yes' with the merger and with the fact that the SDKÚ agenda will be expanded by that of DS," said Dzurinda, adding that their programmes are highly compatible.

However, the presidium's decision must be approved by SDKÚ executive board, which will discuss this issue on October 22 in Sliač (Banská Bystrica region). The merger must then be definitively approved by special congresses of both parties.

Compiled by Marta Ďurianová from press reports
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