Zuzana Caputova sworn in as Slovakia’s 1st Female President

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In Slovakia, anti-corruption campaigner Zuzana Caputova was sworn in as country’s first female president. Caputova scored a convincing victory against Smer-SD candidate Maros Sefcovic. Her allies from the Progressive Slovakia/Together party hope to use the momentum to unseat the ruling party in a 2020 general election.

  • The swearing-in took place before Constitutional Court chair Ivan Fiacan during a ceremonial parliamentary session held in Bratislava.
  • Caputova is the fifth president in the modern Slovak history.
  • She was elected in March.
  • She defeated Smer-SD candidate Maros Sefcovic.
  • She said that she does not want to rule from the office but to serve people and Slovakia.