Two Running for Siet Party Leadership So Far; Prochazka Still in Question

Siet (Network) leader Radoslav Prochazka (stock photo by TASR)

Bratislava, August 10 (TASR) – Siet (Network) party presidium members Eduard Adamcik and Tomas Stoklasa have announced their intention to run for the post of party leader, but the candidacy of current leader Radoslav Prochazka is still in question, TASR learnt on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Adamcik announced that he and four other party MPs who had threatened to boycott the upcoming extraordinary party congress will take part after all.

Adamcik after a meeting of the party presidium on Wednesday said that Prochazka will make his decision at the party congress, which is due to be held in Trnava on Saturday (August 13). Party members should elect their new leader there.

Prochazka told the media via a press release that Wednesday’s meeting produced agreement on the list of delegates as well as on the rules of procedure and of voting for the upcoming congress. “All obligations to establish the proper and smooth running of the congress have been met on my part. I’m looking forward to it, and I’ll fully respect whatever outcome it might bring,” claimed Prochazka.

“We were worried about certain personal attacks and ruses that would have an impact on a fair competition between candidates for the party leadership. Everything we’ve done has been in order to ensure a fair election. We’ll attend the congress,” said Adamcik on behalf of all five MPs (himself, Andrej Hrnciar, Martin Fedor, Katarina Csefalvayova and Igor Janckulik) that had earlier expressed doubts that the congress was being organised in a democratic and fair way.

However, Fedor said that it’s highly abnormal to find out about the list of delegates and rules for such an important congress only three days in advance.