Martin, December 9 (TASR) – Kosice mayor and MP Richard Rasi was elected Smer-SD vice-chairman at the party congress in Martin (Zilina region) on Saturday to replace Culture Minister Marek Madaric, who resigned from the post recently in response to what he called a failure of the party in the November regional elections.
“Thank you for your trust and I also thank Marek Madaric for what he did in his post. Marek, I love you as a human person loves a human person,” said Rasi in his speech.
Rasi, who was recently defeated in the governorship race in Kosice region, said that he wants to serve as a link between regions, the party leadership and the national Government.
He was nominated for the post by party chief Robert Fico, who described him as a figure with good prospects for the future.