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Liberal lawyer Caputova is President of the Slovakia

The civil rights activist Caputova had made as an Anti-corruption activist have a name, now you will be the first female head of state of Slovakia. The runoff presidential elections she won.

The civil rights activist and lawyer Zuzana Caputova has won the presidential election in Slovakia. After counting of approximately 90 percent of the votes, she was almost 60 percent in the runoff was clear before the EU Commissioner Maros Sefcovic. Already in the first ballot on may 16. March had cut off Caputova with almost 41 percent, significantly better than Sefcovic, was Second with almost 19 percent.

Caputova is the first female head of state of Slovakia. She thanked the voters for their trust, which she interpreted as a Signal of change. Sefcovic congratulated her to her success. The official result will only be in the course of Sunday.

Caputova after the announcement of the first interim results.

"bearer of hope" for changes

Caputova Slovak party was not represented in the Parliament a Progressive. The 45-Year-old had become involved in the campaign for the investigation of the murder of the journalist, Jan Kuciak, a year ago. Kuciak-researched cases of fraud, where business people with Connections in politics have been involved.

Over the fact of Kuciaks partner Martina Kusnirova was killed, was Prime Minister Robert Fico overthrown. Many Slovaks had accused the government after the murder of inaction, it came to the largest Anti-government protests in the country for about three decades.

Caputova, it has been possible to make the "bearer of hope, the demonstration of movement", the wishes of a fundamental change, explained to the pollsters Pavel Haulik before the election, in an Interview with the German press Agency. The diplomat Sefcovic, however, the harm that he perceived in the Public as a candidate of the corruption scandals burdened party in government, Smer-social democracy, although he was not formally independent.

The Slovak head of state as in Germany, mainly representative tasks. In the case of a government crisis, a crucial role comes to him, but to

choice in Slovakia: "call for change", 17.03.2019 Atlas |Slovak Republic |Bratislava

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