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President calls on citizens to vote

PRESIDENT Andrej Kiska answered people’s questions live via Facebook on March 1.

President Andrej Kiska(Source: SME)

At the end of the discussion, he also urged voters to go to the polls. He, however, did not want to comment on the individual parties or candidates.

“I am convinced that every one of us should go to vote,” Kiska said, as quoted by the TASR newswire. “The right to vote is a responsibility, but also a duty to find 15 or 30 minutes to go and cast their ballot.”

When asked for whom to vote, he said that he personally will choose a combination of a party which he trusts and which also has the personalities; without specifying.

In a 45-minute-long discussion, he answered questions concerning education, judiciary or low pensions. Many participants only expressed their support to the president, the Sme daily reported.

Kiska admitted that regarding some problems he as a president does not have any influence. When asked how he assesses the approach of Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák to the Gorilla file (a document containing alleged transcripts of recordings made by the intelligence service pointing to extraordinary relations between top politicians and businesspeople), Kiska said that he feels sorry for not having more powers to complete the investigation.

“It is one of the big disappointments I feel because these things should progress,” the president said, as quoted by Sme.

He also commented on not appointing candidates for constitutional judges, saying that one of the nominees approved by the parliament is a notary. He plans to wait with appointments for the new parliament established after the March 5 elections, as it might offer him new candidates.

The president also reminded of the current problems in the education sector, saying that we have lost respect for teachers and education. The sector suffers from frequent changes of ministers, as reported by Sme.

The president plans to repeat this format of discussion also in the future.

“We used this format and I can promise I will repeat it so we can talk also about other topics,” Kiska said.

Topic: Election


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