The Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) council meeting in Trnava on November 20 focused on preparations for the party’s assembly due to take place on December 4 in Bratislava and on domestic issues such as the upcoming local elections, the TASR newswire reported. The preparations for the KDH assembly included changes in the party's statutes as well as the submission of nominations for the assembly's board.
The party council recommended that the assembly board should re-elect current party leader Ján Figeľ and decide among six nominations for vice-chair posts. "The six nominees are Daniel Lipšic, Ján Hudacký, Július Brocka, Ivan Uhliarik, Jana Žitňanská and Pavol Abrhan," said Ján Figeľ at a press conference after the meeting.
Two current party vice-chairs Maria Sabolová and Anton Marcinčin are not among the nominees. Figeľ rejected speculation that this could be related to any dissatisfaction with their work. "It was a competition. There were ten candidates running for vice-chair posts, and the party recommended the six I've named. Everything will be decided in two weeks, however," he added, as quoted by TASR.
KDH changed its statutes, including the length of the party chair's term. "For the first time we're going over to a four-year electoral period. We want to link KDH's internal elections to general elections. We had a one-year and then ta wo-year election period. I believe the change to a four-year one will bring more stability," said Figeľ.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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23. Nov 2010 at 10:00