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Former defence minister Juraj Liška quits SDKÚ

Opposition Member of Parliament Juraj Liška announced on June 19 that he was leaving the opposition Slovak Democratic and Christian Uniion (SDKÚ), in which he had served as the party's deputy chairman. From now on he will sit as an independent deputy. He is the second MP the SDKÚ has lost during this parliamentary term; Martin Kuruc quit the party in April. Liška told SDKÚ leader Mikuláš Dzurinda about his departure on Wednesday; Dzurinda did not comment on Liška's decision.

Opposition Member of Parliament Juraj Liška announced on June 19 that he was leaving the opposition Slovak Democratic and Christian Uniion (SDKÚ), in which he had served as the party's deputy chairman. From now on he will sit as an independent deputy. He is the second MP the SDKÚ has lost during this parliamentary term; Martin Kuruc quit the party in April. Liška told SDKÚ leader Mikuláš Dzurinda about his departure on Wednesday; Dzurinda did not comment on Liška's decision.

Liška explained that he decided quit after losing confidence in Dzurinda. "I am not leaving because there is a better alternative, but because there have been no efforts in the last period to stick to the principles which I and people close to me respect," he said at a press conference. He suggested personnel changes in the party's top posts.

Liška said he didn’t know whether other SDKÚ-DS members would join him. He said he did not plan to establish his own political party, but would not rule out joining another parliamentary group. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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