A wave of popular anger over widespread corruption can bring the upstart Zuzana Caputová to the office of president in Slovakia. The polls indicate that the liberal environmental activist, will receive 60 percent of the votes in Saturday's election.
When more than half of constituencies were counted, the low candidate on the 58 per cent of the votes. Polling stations closed at 22, and all districts are expected to be counted at 01-the time, in the night on Sunday.
is maktpartiet Smers candidate, the EU commissioner Maros Sefcovic. He is far behind in the polls and in the first round of voting two weeks ago he received only about 18 percent of the votes, while Caputová received just over 40 per cent.
Caputová represents the relatively young party Progressive Slovakia. She has limited political experience and is best known for as a lawyer received an illegal dump abandoned in his hometown. The feat earned her the nickname of "the Slovak Erin brokovich in", the american activist who Julia Roberts played in the movie by the same name.
The antietablissemangskritik, which characterizes the Slovak electorate bottoms in the murder of the investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kusnirová. They both were shot to death in February last year. Five people, among them a slovakian entrepreneur, is accused of being behind the killings.
Although no one has yet been convicted perceived the attack as a way to silence Kuciak, who investigated the links between leading politicians and the Italian mafia.
a political earthquake in the korruptionströtta Slovakia. Significant protests and demonstrations took place on the streets. Several ministers and other high level executives departed before even the then prime minister Robert Fico left his post in the middle of march 2018.
the Current president, Andrej Kiska, who forced the regeringsombildningen last year, is one of Zuzana Caputovás followers.
We need politicians who are willing to fight for a decent and honest Slovakia, " says Andrej Kiska.
Caputová says that if she gets elected, she will ”begin the changes of the system should remove the political influence over the police and prosecutors”. She also promotes better health care and greater efforts for the environment.
Maros Sefcovic, who joined the Communist party in former Czechoslovakia some months before the eastern bloc collapsed in 1989, has emphasized its christian roots during the election campaign. He has also called Caputovás support for the right to abortion and lgbt rights for the ”ultra-liberal"”
After submitting his vote in a polling station in Bratislava on Sunday, " says Sefcovic that he hopes for a high turnout.
– It gives greater legitimacy to the elected president, " he says.
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