Moreover, it can be concluded that Christian democrats (KDH) were at the time the most interested in harsh transitional justice pursuit, followed by SDKU and SMK.
Table 1: Attitude towards Transitional Justice Party SDL HZDS SDKU KDH SMK Smer Former 3.6 7.1 14 17.4 13.1 7.9 communists Source: The table is based on Benoit and Laver.
Dzurinda and other SDKU
officials have denied any wrong-doing.
An anti-Meciar coalition formed a government led by Mikulas Dzurinda, the chairman of the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKU) and began to pursue critical economic and political reforms.
In the September 2002 parliamentary elections, a last-minute surge in support for the SDKU gave Dzurinda a mandate for a second term.
Some accuse the new regime of changing the business world's favorable perception of Slovakia established under the SDKU
A reform-oriented coalition formed a government led by Mikulas Dzurinda, the chairman of the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKU
In the 2001 elections, the SMK formed an election coalition with two other parties (SDKU
and SMER) which won 42,1% of all parliamentary seats.
Political parties: Distribution of the 150 parliamentary seats is SMER (Direction) 50 seats; Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKU
) 31 seats; Slovak National Party (SNS) 20 seats; Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK) 20 seats; Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) 15 seats; Christian-Democratic Movement (KDH) 14 seats.
Against all expectations, his SDKU
party captured second place in the polls, with around 15%.
The party of the outgoing Prime Minister, Mikulas Dzurinda, the centre-right Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKU
), is running at less than 10% in opinion polls, and seems unlikely to benefit from much additional support offered when Ludovit Kanik, leader of the small Democratic Party, pulled his party out of the elections on September 15 and urged instead a vote for the SDKU
, in return for promises of compensation including cabinet posts in a new government.