Slovak PM Pellegrini concedes election defeat to OLaNO opposition party
BRATISLAVA, March 1, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – Slovakia’s Prime Minister Peter
Pellegrini conceded defeat in Saturday’s general election as partial official
results showed the OLaNO centre-right opposition party outpacing his
populist-left Smer-SD by nearly five percentage points.
“Congratulations to the election winner, good health, good luck,”
Pellegrini told OLaNO leader Igor Matovic, adding “he has good marketing, but
we will be interested in how he will handle his office.
“Marketing only helps to get to power, but it is not enough to govern,”
Pellegrini added, speaking to reporters in Bratislava early Sunday.