European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič will this week make a decision on whether to run for Slovakia’s presidency in March.
Slovakia’s ruling Smer party asked the longtime diplomat, who has been a member of the Commission since 2009, to run.
“I can confirm that V.P. Sefcovic received this offer but no final decision has been made,” a spokesperson for the vice-president’s cabinet told POLITICO. “However, as the election’s date has been set — for 16 March (the 1st round) — he intends to make and announce his decision during this week,” the spokesperson added.
Last year Šefčovič was briefly running for the Socialists and Democrats 2019 nominee for European Commission president, before leaving the race and endorsing Frans Timmermans.
In a November interview, Šefčovič told POLITICO that he hopes to serve a third term as commissioner with the support of the Slovak government. “I hope to be vice president for the economic modernization of Europe,” he said.
Šefčovič would be free to campaign for an extension at the Commission if his presidency bid fails.
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