Defeated candidate Korčok thinks fear has decided the elections

Defeated candidate Korčok thinks fear has decided the elections

Ivan Korčok conceded his defeat in the run-off round of the presidential election on early Sunday. He is disappointed by the result, but respects it and congratulated Peter Pellegrini on his victory.

"I wish Slovakia a president who will fulfil what's written in the Constitution, a president who will act independently, based on his own convictions and without taking orders from anyone," said Korčok.

According to Korčok, the results serve as evidence that in Slovakia elections can be won even with a non-transparent campaign. "But it can also be won by painting the opposite number - me, in particular - as the pro-war candidate. I will never forgive you for this," he claimed.

A factor that has had an impact on this year's presidential election was also the spreading of fear, added Korčok, pointing out fearmongering and the spreading of hatred during campaigning. Korčok plans to analyze the mistakes of his campaign, but stands behind all stances he has articulated.

Korčok praised all voters who participated in the election, thanked those who voted for him and pointed out the high turnout. He voiced his appreciation also to political parties that supported him, to his election team and his family.

Romana Grajcarová, Photo: TASR

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