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Who will Poprad choose 10 years after Kisko? Both Harabin and Matovič have chances in the villages under the Tatras in the first round

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Who will Poprad choose 10 years after Kisko?  Both Harabin and Matovič have chances in the villages under the Tatras in the first round

10 years ago, a native of the Tatra Mountains ran for the favor of the voters. In Poprad, businessman Andrej Kiska “stole” the victory from Robert Fico with a big margin, he got more than 72 percent. The political newcomer from the right dealt a blow to the left-wing veteran, which some locals were also happy about.

“We are happy that he kicked the current prime minister in the ass. We will never forget that,” said Peter Lichý, a businessman from Poprad, who perceived Kiska as a good president, but already assessed his further work with embarrassment, mainly because of the unsuccessful project with the Za Ľudí party. Lichý now has a clear favorite, he casts his vote for Ivan Korčok. “I think it will be 60:40 in Poprad, but against my candidate,” he predicts the mood in the region.

HN investigated them directly on the spot – in the Tatras metropolis and surrounding villages.

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Mária Škrabáková has known Kiska since his childhood. “I had him as a 12-year-old boy in a pioneer camp. He was the chairman of the department. He was a golden boy. I didn’t like his presidential speech that much,” a lady who works in a local clothing store told HN. Today she would vote for Petr Pellegrini. “He seems to me the most serious of them. He also has a way of speaking, demeanor,” she said.

Comrade Harabin

The town under the Tatras historically belonged to the places where the results of the presidential elections did not deviate significantly from the Slovak numbers. However, there were exceptions. For example, the already mentioned precedent with native Kiska. In 2004, Eduard Kukan defeated both Ivan Gašparovič and Vladimír Mečiar in the first round.

According to pensioner Petar Kesel, who describes himself as a conservative democrat, Poprad has always been somewhere in the middle when it comes to elections. “It’s half and half. They are here and…

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