CZECHOSLOVAK SOCIETY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
SVU Member Runs for President
Martin Butora, former Slovak Ambassador to the United States has announced his
candidacy for the Slovak presidential post. He decided to run for the presidency
because he is convinced that he can help Slovakia get over a new historical phase.
"I know very well that we have won the fight for foundations for a pluralistic
political system but not for the quality of democracy," said Butora at a recent
The term of current president Rudolf Schuster ends in June next year. He has not yet announced whether he will run for re-election. Until now Foreign Affairs Minister Eduard Kukan was apparently the strongest unofficial candidate from the ruling coalition. The Christian Democrats want to send Frantisek Miklosko into the race, and the New Citizen īs Alliance supports Lubo Roman, chairman of the Bratislava regional government.
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