Presidential elections are scheduled to be held in Slovakia on or before Saturday, 9 March 2019. The incumbent President Andrej Kiska won’t run for a second term.
Andrej Kiska was elected President in March 2014. Kiska originally stated that he will announce whether he runs for second term in September 2018. He decided that he will announce his decision on 15 May 2018. Freedom and Solidarity announced it would support Kiska’s candidacy. Reports in February 2018 suggested that Kiska decided to not seek second term. Main political parties started to look for its candidates. Freedom and Solidarity was speculated to nominate Robert Mistrík. Ordinary People and Independent Personalities planned to announce its candidate in Summer 2018. Slovak National Party decided to nominate female candidate but didn’t announce her name. We Are Family had its candidate selected in May 2018. Kiska announced that he won’t seek second term. Smer-SD as of May 2018 still don’t have a candidate. Kotleba-ĽSNS nominated it’s leader Marian Kotleba on 31 May 2018. Most-Híd nominated it’s leader Béla Bugár on 9 June 2018.
Sources and further reading:
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Playing Politics in Bratislava