Kiska Catches Up On Fico in Presidential Race

With just over three weeks left in the presidential race, the polls show the gap closing between the two main contenders, Prime Minister Robert Fico and entrepreneur and philanthropist Andrej Kiska.

Presidential Palace - photo: Juan Ramon Rodriguez Sosa

Various polls have been showing Kiska catch up on Fico, with one poll from public broadcaster RTVS conducted by the agency Median (on 1,033 respondents) forecasting Fico with 35.8% in the first round, with Kiska now being attributed 32.6%, compared to earlier figures of less than half that. This raises the possibility of Kiska even winning the first round.

Kiska himself is being challenged more by the other candidates, however, who are calling on him to open public debate. Other contenders for the presidential post include independent MP Radoslav Prochazka, actor-turned politician Milan Knazko and Pavol Hrusovsky from the Christian democratic party KDH.  Most of the candidates brushed the latest poll aside as irrelevant, as the real debate in front of the public will only now get off the ground.

In the meantime, leader of the polls Fico injured his Achilles tendon playing in a PR football match in Kosice yesterday and had to have minor surgery. This will slow down Fico’s presidential campaign, but it is now up to the other candidates to find his political Achilles.


  1. So who will you be voting for then Slime ….?

    I hear they may be digging up Milan Stefanaik for a last minute dash for the Presdency and lashing him to a heating radiator …..I guess hoping once he gets to body temperature, they are believe he has as much radical and actual movement as Michal Kováč, Rudolf Schuster and Ivan Gašparovič have had in their presidential years .

  2. Just received my voting slip!
    Well its a tough call, im spoiled for choice?

    Incidentally, how about a petition for a new National anthem, here’s a good contender.

    In this life, one thing counts
    In the bank, large amounts
    I’m afraid these don’t grow on trees,
    You’ve got to pick-a-pocket or two

    You’ve got to pick-a-pocket or two, boys,
    You’ve got to pick-a-pocket or two.

    Why should we break our backs
    Stupidly paying tax?
    Better get some untaxed income
    Better to pick-a-pocket or two.

    You’ve got to pick-a-pocket or two, boys
    You’ve got to pick-a-pocket or two.

    Robin Hood, what a crook!
    Gave away, what he took.
    Charity’s fine, subscribe to mine.
    Get out and pick-a-pocket or two

    You’ve got to pick-a-pocket or two, boys
    You’ve got to pick-a-pocket or two.

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