KDH Ready to Chart Election Cooperation With Opposition

KDH chairman Alojz Hlina

Bratislava, February 12 (TASR) – The non-parliamentary Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) harbours aspirations to succeed in this year’s local elections, and in order to pursue that goal it’s ready to cooperate with other Opposition parties, said KDH chair Alojz Hlina after the party’s presidium session on Monday.

Hlina claimed that the Christian Democrats feel a commitment to defend their position in the upcoming elections, as KDH has long maintained its place as the second most successful party in municipalities. “We want to repeat this, and I hope we’ll manage to do so,” declared Hlina.

On Friday (February 9), Opposition parties OLaNO and SaS inked an agreement on cooperation for the local elections, a deal that was clinched without KDH and left the Christian Democrats disillusioned, although Hlina hopes that shared responsibility for the future of Slovakia will manifest itself at the end of the day. “I think that rationality and pragmatism will prevail over certain emotions and, in the end, we’ll surely agree on something,” he claimed, adding that if no agreement is arrived at, however, “KDH certainly won’t be to blame”.

KDH vice-chair Milan Majersky added that KDH would reject the far-right LSNS and Smer-SD when it comes to any potential election cooperation.