Galko won't run for SaS chair

Incumbent Richard Sulík remains the only candidate in the run up to the election on June 11.

Ľubomír Galko. (Source: SITA)

Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) only has one candidate to run for its chair in next week's election. Its current chairman, and founder, Richard Sulík, has no challenger in the vote after first Jozef Mihál withdrew his candidacy and now also Ľubomír Galko said he no longer considers running. 

SaS Deputy Chairman Galko claims that "following the recent events his potential candidacy has no point", the TASR newswire reported. Those events are the withdrawal of Mihál and Richard Sulík stating that SaS would remain a rightist liberal party under his leadership. 

Read also:SaS: Mihál not to run against Sulík for SaS leader

The information that the newswire obtained from the party suggest Sulík is unlikely to have a challenger in the vote. 

Mihál announced his aspiration to run in the election of the chairman at the congress in 2017 in April, but changed his mind after Sulík unexpectedly stepped down as chairman, meaning the party will have to hold an extraordinary congress and rush the election of the new chair. The congress was convened for June 11. 

Sulík cited the negative coverage of the party and its leadership in the media as the reason why he rushed the matter. 

 

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Šefčovič will run for president

Our country needs good and non-partisan president, he said.

Maroš Šefčovič

Theresa May at least has the courage to try

May keeps her job because nobody else is capable, or willing, to take on the impossible task of Brexit.

Theresa May

‘All his own work’

To preserve their credibility, real academics must call out plagiarism.

Speaker of Parliament Andrej Danko

Biathlete Kuzmina triumphs in the women’s 10km sprint

It is her second World Cup victory this season.

Anastasiya Kuzmina