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Mistrík has enough signatures for presidential candidacy: He calls for a union of forces


"I call on the democratic forces to join forces and it is not too long, the date of the election is not yet known, but it should take just over four months. said with intent that there was no time for tactics and hesitation on the part of democratic parties, but it was necessary to unite with the joint presidential candidate. "Today, all the names of potential candidates are known, I am convinced that Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak (nominated Smeru-SD) will be a strong opponent," he said. Mistrik admitted.

He also said that you are in favor of František Mikloška, ​​but he does not believe that both have the chance to reach the second round. The same is true for Zuzana Čaputova or Milan Krajniak. "Let's not play with Slovakia and not overstate our strength, I'm in the forefront of the Democratic peloton, but if we have to get a tactic, none of us can reach the second round" he stressed. Mistrik sees three options for the presidential election. "Whether the head of state becomes a man from the government's garniture, the extremist or the president will be a super-party and an independent political democrat" he added.

The struggle for the Presidential Palace is about to involve more than ten candidates who have announced the collection of the necessary signatures for the candidacy. For the time being, Béla Bugár (Most-Híd), Radovan Znášik, Juraj Zábojník (political analyst), Eduard Chmelár (political analyst), Zuzana Čaputová (Progressive Slovakia), Milan Krajniak (Oskar Fegyveres, , František Mikloško (KDH exponent), Róbert Švec (Slovak Renovation Movement), Bohumila Tauchmannová, Štefan Harabin (judge at the Supreme Court) and TV dramper and TV director Gabriela Drobová.

Potential participants at the palace may still be able to meet legal requirements. Every citizen of the Slovak Republic with permanent residence in Slovakia, who has at least 40 years of election on election day, may be elected in accordance with the law. Candidates are nominated by at least 15 members of the National Council of the Slovak Republic or citizens on the basis of a petition signed by at least 15 000 citizens. The presidential election will be in the spring of 2019. The term is announced by the President of the National Council of the Slovak Republic.

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