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Charity boss announces presidential bid

Businessman and founder of the Good Angel charity Andrej Kiska announced his intention to run in next year's Slovak presidential on Thursday, February 28, saying he intended to beat Prime Minister Robert Fico. At present, Fico is not a candidate and has not announced any intention to run in the election. Kiska said he had decided to run for president out of frustration with the current state of affairs in Slovakia.

Businessman and founder of the Good Angel charity Andrej Kiska announced his intention to run in next year's Slovak presidential on Thursday, February 28, saying he intended to beat Prime Minister Robert Fico. At present, Fico is not a candidate and has not announced any intention to run in the election. Kiska said he had decided to run for president out of frustration with the current state of affairs in Slovakia.

"I'm concerned about our country. I'm frustrated with the condition in which our society has found itself recently and so I want to change Slovakia. I want our Slovakia to flourish economically, but also be socially fair, and I wish everybody could live happily here. I intend to achieve this via my experience and my active stance towards carrying out the office [of president]," said Kiska, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

The candidate said that he agrees with the effort to impeach President Ivan Gašparovič, which is currently being sponsored by most opposition MPs, over the president's alleged violation of the constitution with respect to his decision not to appoint general prosecutor-elect Jozef Čentéš to office.

Kiska said he plans to run in the presidential elections as a civic candidate and not to seek the support of any political party.

Sources: TASR, Sme

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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