Former Slovak President Kiska creates new political party

International

Outgoing Slovak President Andrej Kiska accompanied by his wife Martina waves farewell in front of the Presidential Palace in Bratislava before new Slovak President Zuzana Caputova takes her presidential oath in Bratislava, Slovakia, Saturday, June 15, 2019. (Dalibor Gluck/CTK via AP)

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Former Slovak President Andrej Kiska is kicking off a new centrist political party.

Kiska says his “For People” party’s ambition is to unite with other opposition forces to end the long-term dominance of the leftist Smer-Social Democracy party led by populist former Prime Minister Robert Fico.

Kiska’s term in office was marked by clashes with Fico, whose party was tarnished by corruption scandals. Kiska supported huge street protests that led to the fall of Fico’s coalition government amid a political crisis triggered by the slaying last year of an investigative reporter looking into possible widespread government corruption.

Kiska, a successful businessman-turned-philanthropist, did not stand for a second five-year term. Liberal environmental activist Zuzana Caputova was inaugurated as the country’s first female president on Saturday.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Clear

Abbeville

51°F Clear Feels like 51°
Wind
15 mph N
Humidity
48%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Clear skies. Low 38F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
39°F Clear skies. Low 38F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
Wind
8 mph NE
Precip
10%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Full
Clear

Crowley

50°F Clear Feels like 45°
Wind
10 mph N
Humidity
57%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Clear skies. Low 37F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
39°F Clear skies. Low 37F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
Wind
8 mph NE
Precip
10%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Full
Clear

Opelousas

50°F Clear Feels like 45°
Wind
12 mph NE
Humidity
52%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

A clear sky. Low near 35F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
39°F A clear sky. Low near 35F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
Wind
8 mph NE
Precip
10%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Full
Clear

Breaux Bridge

50°F Clear Feels like 50°
Wind
16 mph NE
Humidity
57%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Clear skies. Low 38F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
39°F Clear skies. Low 38F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
Wind
8 mph NE
Precip
10%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Full
Clear

New Iberia

51°F Clear Feels like 51°
Wind
16 mph NE
Humidity
61%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Clear skies. Low around 35F. Winds light and variable.
39°F Clear skies. Low around 35F. Winds light and variable.
Wind
5 mph ENE
Precip
0%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Full

Sidebar

Trending Stories