Kiska will not seek re-election
President Andrej Kiska announced, as expected, that he will not seek re-election in 2019. He wants to spend more time with his family and was struck by the “unconvincing and arrogant government’s response to the murder of journalist Ján Kuciak”. He added that he will “think how to best use the authority and trust of a large part of society” to help bring about a “substantial change in the style of government.” He will provide more details after the November 2018 municipal election. Last year, he said he would not run in the 2020 general election and would not set up a new party. Yesterday, he would not comment on his promise.
Kiska is Slovakia’s most popular politician and he would very likely be re-elected should he run.