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Slovakia elects first female president

AFP, Bratislava
Slovakia elects first female president

Vocal government critic and anti-corruption activist Zuzana Caputova will become Slovakia’s first female president after provisional results showed her winning Saturday’s run-off election.

Environmental lawyer Caputova got 58.40 percent of the ballot while EU energy commissioner Maros Sefcovic garnered 41.59, the Slovak Statistics Office said. Official results are due Sunday at noon.

“Let us look for what connects us. Let us promote cooperation above personal interests,” Caputova said after her victory.

The 45-year-old added that the outcome was a sign that “you can win without attacking your opponents.”

“I believe this trend will also be confirmed in the elections to the European Parliament and the Slovak parliamentary elections next year.”

“The first female president of Slovakia deserves a bouquet,” he told reporters.

Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini, who belongs to the governing Smer-SD party, said he expected “constructive cooperation”.

 

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