Title: Politický profil kanonika Andreja Cvinčeka

(Political Profile of Canon Andrej Cvinček) pdf

Abstract: The article focuses on one of the key figures within the Slovak politics: Andrej Cvinček (1880 – 1949), Catholic priest, vice president of the Czechoslovak Interim National Assembly and vice president of the Slovak National Assembly. Much has not been scientifically published about him so far. Cvinček, however, is one of those persons who influenced the modern national history of the 20th century. He belongs to a small Catholic elite who alienated himself with the politics of the Slovak People´s Party and forcefully criticized its party leaders. He sided with the thoughts of the Czeck minister Ján Šrámek and become the vice president of the Czechoslovak People´s Party in Slovakia. During the war he did not consent to the politics of the Slovak state and actively offered resistance. After the war, when he was already a member of the Slovak National Assembly, he co-founded the Christian Republican Party as he ceased to work within the presidency of the Democratic Party, which was a result of the April Agreement. He was an important and prominent person and a significant influencer of the political, religious and cultural life in Slovakia.

Author: OLEXÁK, Peter

DOI: 10.17846/SHN.2022.26.1.74-91

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Katolícka univerzita v Ružomberku, Katedra histórie, Hrabovská cesta 1B, 034 01 Ružomberok, Slovak Republic, mail: peter.olexak@ku.sk

Source: Studia Historica Nitriensia, year: 2022, vol.: 26, number: 1, pages: 74-91

Keywords: Andrej Cvinček; Andrej Hlinka; Jan Šrámek; Slovak People´s Party; Czechoslovak People´s Party; Democratic Party;

Language: Slovak