THE UNSUCCESSFUL presidential candidate of the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH), Pavol Hrušovský, who was also supported by the ethnic Hungarian Most-Híd party and half-heartedly by the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ), has resigned from his post as KDH parliamentary caucus chairman, KDH chair Ján Figeľ announced after the session of his party’s presidium in Častá-Papiernička on April 7, the TASR newswire reported.
This move follows the poor 3.3-percent support Hrušovský received in the first round of the presidential elections in mid-March. In addition, Pavol Abrhan, who was responsible for Hrušovský's campaign, resigned from his post as KDH vice-chairman.
"I thank Pavol Hrušovský for his courage and commitment in the campaign. The election outcome didn't correspond with the KDH's standing, so we consider it to have been a failure," admitted Figeľ as quoted by TASR.
The party is expected to elect a new party caucus chairman and a new vice-chairman in the coming day. Furthermore, the KDH is set to hold a convention in the autumn in which Figeľ will discuss personnel issues.
Hrušovský and Abrhan’s resignations will not impact the KDH’s support among voters, political analysts say, as reported by the SITA newswire.
“The preferences of the party are stable and the voters are satisfied,” political analyst Grigorij Mesežnikov told SITA, adding that the resignation is an understandable step in both cases. Additionally, he believes the entire board of the party should do some self-reflecting.
Source: TASR, SITA
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8. Apr 2014 at 10:00