Radičová announces she will not run for parliament in March elections

Iveta Radičová, the outgoing Prime Minister of Slovakia and Deputy Chairperson of the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) party announced she will not be a candidate for parliament in the elections on March 10 at a news conference after a meeting of the SDKÚ presidium on October 24, the SITA newswire reported.

Iveta Radičová, the outgoing Prime Minister of Slovakia and Deputy Chairperson of the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) party announced she will not be a candidate for parliament in the elections on March 10 at a news conference after a meeting of the SDKÚ presidium on October 24, the SITA newswire reported.

But Radičová told the press that she is not quitting politics at this time and she will keep her post in the SDKÚ until a party congress is held within six months after the parliamentary elections, as required by the party’s statutes.

The SDKÚ presidium invited party members who would like top its list of candidates to submit their names for a primary election that will be held by the party, the SITA newswire wrote. If no one shows interest, the party’s chairman, Mikulas Dzurinda, will automatically head the SDKÚ slate.

The names of persons to head the election slate can be submitted only by the party presidium, the leadership of a regional organisation or by at least 300 members of the party.

The cabinet of Iveta Radičová lost a confidence vote in parliament on October 11 but Radičová will remain the leader of an interim cabinet, with significantly restricted powers, until the elections next March.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

U.S. government takes action against Kočner

The Magnitsky Act now applies to the man charged with the Kuciak murder.

Marian Kočner

A great past but not such a bright present

How come despite its tourism potential and an industrial park nearby, Kežmarok has an unemployment rate three times higher than Slovakia's average?

The town of Kežmarok, Slovakia

More than €1.4 million collected for people from building explosion in Prešov

The building will be gradually dismantled, one person from the 12th floor still missing.

Companies should not exist for profit alone

Martina Kolesárová describes how the business mindset of the 21st century goes beyond profit, perceiving social impact as a goal and also as a potential business opportunity.

Gib Bulloch speaking at 2019 BLF CSR Summit in Bratislava.