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The Civic Conservative Party (in Slovak: Občianska konzervatívna strana, OKS) is one of the minor parties in Slovakia. It survives, although it is only supported by a very small fraction of the public. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...

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Issues

The OKS characterizes itself as a party of reforms. According to its platform, it rejects:

It respects the historical memory as a part of the national cultural identity and thus rejects lining up behind autocracy, communism and fascism. Social engineering is a concept in political science that refers to efforts to systematically manage popular attitudes and social behavior on a large scale, whether by governments or private groups. ... Totalitarianism is a typology employed by political scientists, especially those in the field of comparative politics, to describe modern regimes in which the state regulates nearly every aspect of public and private behavior. ... An Autocracy is a form of government in which unlimited power is held by a single individual. ... In philosophy, moral relativism is the position that moral or ethical propositions do not reflect absolute and universal moral truths but instead are relative to social, cultural, historical or personal references, and that there is no single standard by which to assess an ethical propositions truth. ... The word culture, from the Latin colo, -ere, with its root meaning to cultivate, generally refers to patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activity significance. ... Identity politics is the political activity of various social movements for self-determination. ... This article is about communism as a form of society and as a political movement. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


The stated aim of the OKS is to pursue the system of European conservative values such as consistency, veracity, fairness, honesty, respectability, solidarity, and observance of written and non-written treaties and agreements. Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiographic one, leading to some dispute as to Europes actual borders. ... Conservatism [derivative of conserve; from Latin conservare, to keep, guard, observe] is a philosophy defined by Edmund Burke as a disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve. Classical conservatism does not readily avail itself to the ideology of objectives. ...


Some of reforms in present-day Slovakia are based on OKS's ideas.


Members

The OKS is a party of intellectuals. Many intellectuals gave it their support in the legislative elections of 2002. The majority of the public in Slovakia, however, doesn't even know that OKS exists. It is a club of intellectuals trying to affect the society from behind the scenes. An intellectual is a person who uses his or her intellect to study, reflect, or speculate on a variety of different ideas. ...


OKS's current leader is Peter Tatár. František Šebej, Peter Zajac, Peter Osuský and Ondrej Dostál are among the other important members. Peter Tatár (born September 10, 1953, Bratislava, Slovakia) became in 1990 a member of the Slovak National Council, i. ...


Elections

The Civic Conservative Party was formed relatively shortly before the Slovak parliamentary election, 2002, and it gained 9,422 votes which represented 0,32% share of the total vote. The 2002 parliamentary elections in Slovakia took place on September 20 and September 21, 2002. ...


In Slovak local authority election, 2002, there were 2 mayors elected for OKS nationwide. In addition, OKS took 20 deputy seats, which represented 0,09% share in the whole country.


The OKS supported František Mikloško, a candidate of the Christian Democratic Movement in the presidential elections of 2004. Mikloško was one of the few candidates not being former members of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia. Mikloško ended up fifth with total of 129,414 votes representing 6,51% share of the total vote. FrantiÅ¡ek MikloÅ¡ko (2 June 1947, Nitra - ) is a Slovak politician. ... The Christian Democratic Movement (Slovak: Kresťansko-demokratické hnutie) (KDH) is a political party in Slovakia. ... The Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, in Czech and in Slovak: Komunistická strana ÄŒeskoslovenska (KSÄŒ) was a political party in Czechoslovakia that existed between 1921 and 1992. ...


In the European Parliament election, 2004 (Slovakia), Peter Osuský was the only candidate on the party list. He received 7,016 votes, which meant 1% share nationwide. Elections to the European Parliament were held in Slovakia on June 13, 2004. ...


The party also ran in Slovak municipal elections of 2005, gaining a total of three seats, two in Bratislava self-governing region and one in Žilina self-governing region. Together, it represented 0,72% share in Slovak Republic. Bratislava (until 1919: PreÅ¡porok in Slovak, Pressburg in German and English, Pozsony in Hungarian, Požun in Croatian) is the capital of Slovakia and the countrys largest city, with a population of some 450,000. ... Žilina (German: Sillein, Hungarian: Zsolna, Polish: Å»ylina) is a city in northwestern Slovakia. ...


Recent Developments

OKS offered to run on the common candidate list with the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH), but since this offer was turned down by KDH, civic conservatives are currently seeking to raise 500,000 Slovak Crown required as a fee in order to be able for the party to participate in the comming up parliamentary election, which will take place in June 2006. The Christian Democratic Movement (Slovak: Kresťansko-demokratické hnutie) (KDH) is a political party in Slovakia. ... This article deals with the currency of modern Slovakia. ...


In March 2006, OKS member Ondrej Dostál applied to the Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic, considering the possible unconstitutionality of the election participation fee, saying the fee affects his right to run for office.


Constitutional lawyer Ernest Valko and present Minister of Health of the Slovak Republic Rudolf Zajac will appear on the partyˈs candidate list for the upcomming election.


External links and references

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