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TASR reports that OKS and KDS will likely run on Ordinary People’s slate

The Civic Conservative Party (OKS) and Conservative Democrats of Slovakia (KDS) will most likely attempt to reach parliament on the slate of Igor Matovič's Ordinary People (OL) which will petition for registration as a political party at the Interior Ministry within a few days, the TASR newswire reported.

The Civic Conservative Party (OKS) and Conservative Democrats of Slovakia (KDS) will most likely attempt to reach parliament on the slate of Igor Matovič's Ordinary People (OL) which will petition for registration as a political party at the Interior Ministry within a few days, the TASR newswire reported.

According to information published by TASR, OL's slate may feature current OKS MPs Peter Zajac, Ondrej Dostál and Peter Osuský (currently members of the Most-Hid caucus) as well as former veteran of parliament, František Mikloško whose party, KDS, was founded by disaffected members of KDH and was originally led by former interior minister Vladimír Palko who was not a candidate in 2010. OL reportedly intends to offer the first one hundred spots on its slate to independent politicians from throughout Slovakia. Matovič neither confirmed nor denied the information, only saying that 'everything is open'.

Meanwhile, it is certain that Matovič and his three fellow Ordinary People in parliament – Jozef Viskupič, Erika Jurinová and Martin Fecko – will be listed on the last four spots of the slate, as was the case when they ran on SaS's list in 2010 and were elected based on preferential votes.

"It's fair this way. It's no big deal to put oneself in front and thus not give the people the opportunity to decide. In this way, we'll be elected via preferential votes only if people are satisfied with our work," Matovič said.

Source: TASR

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

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