Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

NEWS IN SHORT

Danko replaces Slota as SNS chair

JÁN SLOTA no longer chairs the nationalist Slovak National Party (SNS), after 153 of 156 delegates present at a meeting of the party in Žilina elected Andrej Danko to the chairman post. Slota announced his departure after the March general elections in which the party failed to gain the 4.55 percent of the vote necessary to gain seats in parliament.

JÁN SLOTA no longer chairs the nationalist Slovak National Party (SNS), after 153 of 156 delegates present at a meeting of the party in Žilina elected Andrej Danko to the chairman post. Slota announced his departure after the March general elections in which the party failed to gain the 4.55 percent of the vote necessary to gain seats in parliament.

Slota will become an honorary chairman of the party, without the right of veto. Danko promised that the SNS would try to find new ways to attract voters, particularly among those who disagree with the rule of a one-party government and the measures it passes.

The delegates also elected new deputy chairs of the SNS: Rafael Rafaj, Roman Stopka and Milan Frič, SITA wrote.

Top stories

In praise of concrete

It was once notorious for its drab tower blocks and urban crime, but Petržalka now epitomises modern Slovakia.

Petržalka is the epitome of communist-era architecture.

Safari under High Tatras Video

Marek Stolarčík from Kežmarok filmed unique video.

Illustration stock photo

Slow down, fashion

Most people are unaware that buying too many clothes too harms the environment.

In shallow waters, experts are expendable

Mihál says that it is Sulík, the man whom his political opponents mocked for having a calculator for a brain, who “is pulling the party out of liberal waters and towards somewhere completely different”.

Richard Sulík is a man of slang.