Eduard Kukan, Peter Šťastný, Milan Gala, Pavol Kubovič and Jarmila Tkáčová emerged from SDKU-DS's primary elections on February 7 in the top five places of the party's candidate slate for the European Parliament election set for June 6, the TASR wrote. Kukan, who will lead the field of candidates for the 13 EP seats, also told reporters that the order of candidates has yet to be endorsed by the party presidium. The turnout was 75.2 percent among the party members.
As for the party's immediate plans, Kukan said it would like to enhance ties between its representatives in the presidium and in the European Parliament, said Kukan, adding that “the public knows too little about what our MEPs in Brussels are doing. We should improve on this.” There are currently three SDKÚ-DS members of the European Parliament, along with three from Smer-SD, three from KDH, three from LS-HZDS and two from SMK) TASR
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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9. Feb 2009 at 14:00