PRESIDENT Andrej Kiska distributed his first presidential salary to people in need, following through on a promise he gave in a televised election debate prior to the presidential vote.

Kiska’s net salary makes up €5,376.30. He divided the sum among ten families, each getting €537.63.

Kiska, who was a successful businessman and is a millionaire, pledged he will not keep his presidential salary if elected president. In line with the promise, he will select ten families every month to get one tenth of his salary. Kiska selects the recipients of the donation based on the proposals of NGOs working with people in need: Plamienok, Úsmev ako dar, League against Cancer and the Dobrý Anjel (Good Angel) charity project, which he co-founded.

Source: President’s Office press release

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