In just a six month period, president Andrej Kiska lost five percentiles in Slovakian credibility rankings. The president, formerly the far most trustworthy politician in the country now has the same support as Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini.
On August 21st the Slovak public marked the anniversary of the 1968 invasion of then Czechoslovakia by five countries of the Warsaw pact. The crowds saw the parliamentary chairman and the prime minister, but a few of them ask “Where is the president?”
Slovak President Andrej Kiska has made a request for a special appearance on public radio and television on August 21st to give a speech on the 50th anniversary of the invasion of the Warsaw Pact troops into Czechoslovakia.
The scandal surrounding the abduction of Vietnamese businessman Trin Xuan Thanh with the involvement of Slovak authorities has created a coalition crisis. If the government falls, Slovakia’s president Andrej Kiska will also be affected because of his initial plans of forming a new political party.
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