As an avid follower of Eastern European politics, I was most interested to see that Slovakia has elected a new president. His name is Andrej Kiska and he’s a businessman with no prior political experience. Though I like newcomers to politics and businessmen in general, I’m not sure what to think about Mr. Kiska. Unfortunately, when it comes to tycoons in Eastern Europe, the quote often attributed to Honoré de Balzac usually applies: “Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.”
Anyway, I hope there was no voter fraud and I wish Mr. Kiska luck as the next president of Slovakia. Let’s hope he is not corrupt the way many of his colleagues to the east are.