The leadership contest in the opposition Slovak National Party (SNS) being held this Saturday (September 25) will have three candidates. Party boss Ján Slota is running for re-election against his deputies Anna Belousovová and Dušan Švantner.
Švantner told a news conference on Tuesday, September 21, that under his leadership he would like the party to achieve at least the same result in the next parliamentary elections as in 2006. He underscored that in the elections in June of this year, the party harvested less than half the votes it had won in 2006. SNS first deputy-chair Anna Belousovová told the SITA newswire that she has no intention of establishing a new party if she loses the race on Saturday, as Švantner had suggested at his news conference.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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22. Sep 2010 at 10:00