The Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) party, the largest party in the current coalition, will be led in the March 2012 election by its chairman and two-time former prime minister Mikuláš Dzurinda, SDKÚ spokesman Michal Lukáč confirmed on Wednesday, November 2, the TASR newswire reported.
No party primary for the post of election leader – i.e. the number one spot on the party’s election list – will take place, as no challenger to Dzurinda emerged by the set deadline and the party leader therefore received the position by default. The SDKÚ announced plans for a primary after the current prime minister, Iveta Radičová (who is also a member of the SDKÚ), announced that she would not stand in the general election.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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3. Nov 2011 at 10:00