Danko: SNS Won’t Have Its Own Candidate in Presidential Election

SNS and Parliamentary Chair Andrej Danko (stock photo by TASR)

The Slovak National Party (SNS) won’t have its own candidate in this year’s presidential election, said SNS leader and Parliamentary Chair Andrej Danko on TA3’s discussion programme ‘V politike’ (In Politics) on Sunday, adding that this was a decision made by the party presidium on Thursday (January 24).

“SNS has decided that we’ll go the same way as in the previous presidential election and won’t have any candidate for the post of Slovak president. We think that national voices shouldn’t be broken up,” said Danko.
Commenting on the fact that he was mentioned as a possible presidential candidate, he pointed out that he never announced his candidacy. “I’m astonished that I’m appearing in polls. I never said that I’d run for president,” noted Danko, adding that he would need to spend more time in the public space and gain more experience in order to go for this post.
According to Danko, the only way for the party is to present a robust programme for retirees, young people and entrepreneurs in 2020 when the next general election is due to be held. His ambition is to take the party into the next parliamentary election as its leader.