Grigorij Mesežnikov: 2015 will be a pre-election year
The Slovak Spectator issued an interview with IVO president on January 12th 2015.
From the article: "Grigorij Mesežnikov (GM): Seen in this way, it is a trivial statement, but the year 2015 will be a pre-election year. In a pre-election year, Slovakia has often seen marked shifts that have changed the configuration of the political scene. The pre-election situation has influenced political steps of ruling forces and brought certain rearrangements within oppositional parties, and thus the year 2015 will be decisive for the development of society after the next parliamentary election. I expect debates about various post-election coalitions and there will surely be an effort towards integration and decreasing the fragmentation of the promoted centre-right parties. The ruling party will do everything possible to keep its current share of power. However, this has been markedly reduced in 2014 with Andrej Kiska being elected president, and thus the plans to create a softer version of a Putin-type regime were marred...."