Six candidates to run for presidency

So far six candidates have announced their intention to run for presidency next year. Three of them are political nominees and three are independent candidates.

Foreign Affairs Minister Eduard Kukan will run in the colors of the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKU) while František Mikloško is the Christian Democratic (KDH) nominee. Mikuláš Horváth is backed by Roma parties and several non-governmental organizations.

Linguist, economist and artist Alena Schopperthová, Martin mayor Stanislav Bernát and inventor Julius Kubík are joining the race as independent candidates.

The candidacy of former United States ambassador Martin Bútora remains uncertain, daily SME reported.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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