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Lipšic: If opposition can't bring out an alternative, I won't run in 2010

If the current opposition parties fail to come up with a real alternative to the current Government, Christian Democrat (KDH) MP Daniel Lipšic won't run on his party's slate at the next general election in 2010, the TASR wrote. Lipšic said this at a news conference held independently of KDH on Thursday, February 28. He presented reporters with what he calls a project for opposition victory in 2010.

If the current opposition parties fail to come up with a real alternative to the current Government, Christian Democrat (KDH) MP Daniel Lipšic won't run on his party's slate at the next general election in 2010, the TASR wrote. Lipšic said this at a news conference held independently of KDH on Thursday, February 28. He presented reporters with what he calls a project for opposition victory in 2010.

Turning to the details, Lipšic who served as justice minister in the previous government, suggested setting up a narrower, 12-member shadow cabinet. This should emerge by the summer, while individual shadow ministers would have to present their programs by February 2009. These ministers should be people who have never occupied any ministerial post.

According to Lipšic, the opposition parties should also commit themselves in writing not to enter into a coalition with any of the current governing parties after the 2010 election, because such a move would strip them of their moral right to act as an alternative. "The hope for us to be attached to (PM Robert) Fico is a false hope. I don't want to be Fico's appendage. That's why I'm offering my vision of how to win the next election." [Lipšic has often been critical of his party's leadership, but was notably absent from a group of four prominent party MPs who left KDH earlier this month.] TASR

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