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MPs Belousovová and Pučík depart from the SNS caucus to form new party

The former vice-chair of the Slovak National Party (SNS), Anna Belousovová, left the party’s parliamentary caucus on May 23, the TASR newswire wrote.

The former vice-chair of the Slovak National Party (SNS), Anna Belousovová, left the party’s parliamentary caucus on May 23, the TASR newswire wrote.

Belousovová said launch of a new political party was the reason for her action, saying she will reveal more information about the new political party, including its name, later this week. The collection of signatures required to legally establish the new party will begin after a press conference planned for May 27.

Rudolf Pučík, another SNS MP, is following Belousovová and withdrew from the party’s caucus.

“I will do my utmost so that it [the new party] is launched as soon as possible and is successful,” said Pučík.

Belousovová stated that her presence in the caucus was only a formality as she was no longer invited for its sessions since her ouster from SNS in February 2011.

Belousovová added that she does not have any intention of giving up her post as the head of parliament’s committee for human rights.

“I think that the 60,000 voters I gained for SNS expect that I will pursue a certain style of politics also in this post,” she said, adding she believes that the other SNS deputies should be grateful to her that the party managed to receive the number of votes needed to enter parliament in the 2010 election.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Jana Liptáková from press reports
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