Bratislava, January 17 (TASR) – I won’t run for president in the upcoming presidential election, Opposition Ordinary People (OLaNO) caucus chair Veronika Remisova stated at a press conference on Thursday, adding that she entered politics in order to make Slovakia a country without corruption and one where law and justice apply to everyone equally.
“I respect the office of president, but the president from his post can’t ensure that justice is in place, that the state functions better or that corruption is suppressed. He doesn’t have the powers to do so at present. That can be achieved only in a new parliamentary election and with a new government,” she said.
It isn’t still clear what OLaNO will do in the presidential election. “We’ve tried and will try to make sure that the candidates will agree among themselves and act in the interests of Slovakia. The meetings and discussions aren’t over, so I can’t say who we’ll support,” she said, adding that OLaNO has also prepared a plan B in case Robert Mistrik, Frantisek Miklosko and Zuzana Caputova don’t find agreement.
The presidential election is slated for Saturday, March 16, with a potential run-off round on March 30. The deadline for submitting candidate nominations is January 31, 2019