Right-wing parties agree on candidate for Trnava Mayor

LONG-TIME Trnava councillor Ján Žitňanský is the right-wing parties’ mayoral candidate for Slovakia’s seventh largest city, Trnava, as he will run in the local elections scheduled for autumn 2014.

LONG-TIME Trnava councillor Ján Žitňanský is the right-wing parties’ mayoral candidate for Slovakia’s seventh largest city, Trnava, as he will run in the local elections scheduled for autumn 2014.

A host of top opposition politicians – Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) chairman Ján Figeľ, SDKÚ leader Pavol Frešo and OĽaNO leader Igor Matovič - gathered to lend support to Žitňanský outside Trnava’s city hall. Juraj Droba of the NOVA party, as well as Most-Híd and Green Party representatives, are also backing Žitňanský’s election bid, the TASR newswire reported.

“This is the best coalition possible,” Žitňanský said, as quoted by TASR. “Groupings of right-wing parties have always prevailed in Trnava.”

Current mayor Vladimír Butko of the KDH, who is just about to complete his first term in the post, said at the same press conference that he will not seek re-election. He provided no further information about his reasons, but said that he will go into more detail at a separate press conference.

Žitňanský is 54 years old and has been a Trnava councillor for the KDH for 16 years. He is married, has four sons and works at the nearby Jaslovské Bohunice nuclear power plant, TASR reported.

Compiled by Spectator staff from press reports
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