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Opposition says use of the ‘Hungarian card’ was unfair

Using the ‘Hungarian card’ against Iveta Radičová in the presidential campaign was unfair, the leaders of the three opposition parties that supported Radičová stated, as reported by the TASR newswire.

Using the ‘Hungarian card’ against Iveta Radičová in the presidential campaign was unfair, the leaders of the three opposition parties that supported Radičová stated, as reported by the TASR newswire.

“Some of the unfair hits from the people around Ivan Gašparovič and from the ruling parties could have been spared,” said Mikuláš Dzurinda, the chairman of the opposition SDKU party. He also said that the campaign brought the opposition parties together and he believes that they will be able to use the potential of the one million of votes that Radičová received.

SMK chairman Pál Csáky said the results of the second round showed the larger real power of the opposition parties.

“On the other hand I'm sure that the anti-Hungarian card which was misused in a very primitive way before the second round pushes Slovak society 15 years into the past,” he said, as reported by TASR. He is sure the way Gasparovic won will get the attention of the EU, too.

For Daniel Lipšic from KDH, the result is a bit of a disappointment, too. He agreed with Radičová not using a more aggressive tone in the campaign, but he said the TV debates did not give a chance to her to present her vision to the viewers – “the vision that she represents and will represent the 'decent majority' of the people in Slovakia.”

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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