President says he respects election result

In related news, Czech President Miloš Zeman has issued a statement saying he respected the results of Slovakia’s presidential election, stressing he would be sending Mr Kiska congratulations, the president’s spokesman confirmed. Mr Zeman openly supported Kiska’s rival, Prime Minister Robert Fico in the Slovak election. Earlier he praised the Slovak prime minister for “uniting the political left” in his country and for “keeping promises”. Mr Fico was solidly defeated in Saturday’s election runoff, receiving 40.61 percent to Mr Kiska’s 59.38.