Former president Andrej Kiska and his team have collected enough signatures from voters, more than the required 10,000, to get his establishing political party registered, the Sme daily reported.
Yet it was only in early July that Juraj Šeliga posted photos on Facebook regarding how he is collecting signatures in support of Za ľudí (For the People), which is the name of Kiska's party.
“One came after another, and there were soon several hundreds,” Šeliga wrote about his visit to and the collection of signatures in Trenčín and Žilina on July 4.
Šeliga is one of the most recognisable figures in Kiska's evolving party, due to his past involvement in the For a Decent Slovakia protests.
Za ľudí will officially announce its registration at the start of August, and the party's founding congress should be held in September.
Drucker speaks with people
Nonetheless, Kiska is not the only one who is about to get his party registered. Former health minister Tomáš Drucker has been hinting at the establishment of his own party for several months.
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“Many would like to support this initiative, also with their signatures, and there is indeed no time for speculations,” Drucker claimed, as quoted by Sme.
He has already excluded that ex-police corps president Tibor Gašpar would be part of his ongoing initiative.
Drucker, who also served as an interim interior minister between March and April 2018 shortly after the murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée, stepped down after three weeks.
He failed to recall Gašpar from his post despite ongoing public protests.
Gašpar may help Smer
Yet, the former police corps president did not rule out joining political circles.
“If more citizens identify with my views, and there is a will to put them into practice, I do not exclude the possibility of entering politics in the future,” Gašpar wrote on Facebook.
Gašpar has been known to have close links with the ruling Smer party for several years. He became the police president in 2012 when Smer took over.
31. Jul 2019 at 23:16 | Compiled by Spectator staff