Last Week in Slovakia: Kiska will not run for re-election

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President Andrej Kiska has announced his decision to found a political party in a Facebook video. President Andrej Kiska has announced his decision to found a political party in a Facebook video. (Source: Sme)

President Andrej Kiska announced his long-awaited decision: he will not run for a second term in office, but he wants to “be part of the new era” in Slovak politics.

It would make no sense for Kiska to enter party politics, believes political analyst Grigorij Meseznikov, but there are other ways the incumbent president can put his potential to use.

Meanwhile at the Defence Ministry, junior coalition partners Most-Hid and SNS clashed over the dubious procurement of military transporters from Finland.

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