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.