pros - experienced politician, former parliamentary speaker.
cons - “old” face, bureaucratic politician, no charisma, very narrow partisan profile, did not succeed as KDH leader, under his leadership a strong group of the party’s founders left.
“He has no chance, even if he was the only candidate of the right wing,” Miroslav Kusý said.
pros - presents himself as “the young candidate”, possesses fresh ideas, ambition and intellectual qualities.
cons - too academic for voters, inexperienced in politics, no partisan background, not a team player, started the campaign too early - voters might grow tired of him by the end of it.
- his candidacy is also a test to support the political party he is planning to establish.
“As a lone runner he might have significant problems succeeding in the elections,” Juraj Marušiak said.
pros - possesses intellectual qualities, personifies the KDH’s successful past and the fight against communism.
cons - out of the picture, compromised himself with his enthusiasm for Russia and Putin, is rather old, no political background, not very charismatic.
“He wants to stir interest with his non-conformist opinions, but they are rather problematic,” Grigorij Mesežnikov said.
pros - charismatic, credit for charity work, sympathetic, new face.
cons - not well enough known among voters, no particularly interesting ideas - his campaign only stresses that he is against the current government, his values mirror other nominees, no political experience.
“He is the one that could get closest to Fico in the election result,” Grigorij Mesežnikov said.
pros - experienced politician.
cons - represents a small party, not very charismatic.
“Previously, he was a person with more conservative opinions than those of the party he represents, which might leave the voters rather cautious,” Grigorij Mesežnikov said.
15. Jul 2013 at 0:00 | Compiled by Spectator staff