Opposition candidate for president presents her policy platform

Iveta Radičová, an opposition MP and the main rival to incumbent president Ivan Gašparovič in this year's presidential election, says she intends to stress six basic values in her candidacy.

Iveta Radičová, an opposition MP and the main rival to incumbent president Ivan Gašparovič in this year's presidential election, says she intends to stress six basic values in her candidacy.

She told a news conference on January 8 that she understood justice to be achieving success in an equitable way and certainty that injustice will be punished, the SITA newswire reported. According to Radičová, solidarity is a targeted redistribution of not only material wealth, but also of spiritual wealth. She said she considers the family to be the foundation of life. For her, health means a healthy lifestyle as well as the improvement of health care services. Dignity is one of the most important values and means for instance taking part in managing public affairs and overseeing them. "Homeland, that is identity, home, patriotism, national pride," she added.

She outlined the main problems currently facing Slovakia as issues regarding economic stability, the creation of new jobs, the quality of education, investment in science and research, and support for young families and pensioners. The environment and elimination of red tape in the country are a current and serious challenge, she said. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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