INDEPENDENT MP Radoslav Procházka unveiled two members of a preparation committee for his new political party in Banská Bystrica on April 13, the TASR newswire reported.
The committee as of now features Prievidza mayor (Trenčín region) Katarína Macháčková and vice-dean of the Faculty of International Relations of the University of Economics in Bratislava Katarína Csefalvayová.
The name and the logo of the party are to be announced after Easter, along with the beginning of the collection of 10,000 signatures that are needed to register a new party, TASR wrote.
Macháčková stressed that she's never been active in any political party to date, but that she sees a chance and new hope for Slovakia in Procházka's party.
"People are uninterested, disappointed and disgusted. There's distrust towards politicians ... We're coming to show that things can be done in a different way," said Macháčková, as quoted by TASR.
Cséfalvayová said that although she has never pictured a political career for herself, she became interested in the new alternative fielded by Procházka.
Procházka said that he's aiming to offer scope for a new generation of people who have built authority and recognition with their own work. Macháčková is an example of how an independent person can assert oneself in a region through honest and active work, he said, while Cséfalvayová is the embodiment of “what we want our experts to be like”.
He also said that he wants his party to represent all of Slovakia's regions and that he is aiming to set up working groups for 10 areas of public life. Each working group will then “diagnose” the situation and draft a programme, as each Slovak region needs different solutions, and therefore they need to be “tailor-made”.
Compiled by Michaela Terenzani from press reports.
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14. Apr 2014 at 14:00