Slovakia Gets Its First Woman President!

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by Madhusree Chatragadda
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Meet Slovakia’s first woman President who is also an Anti-Corruption Activist and Lawyer!

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Credits: Zuzana Caputova

Wh0 Is It?

45-year-old Zuzana Caputova got elected as Slovakia’s first woman President this Saturday. She bet her male opponent by gaining 58% of the votes.

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Credits: Zuzana Caputova

She lends her support to the European Union wholeheartedly and is fighting for women’s rights and LGBT rights in Slovakia as adoption and same-sex marriages are still illegal.

What’s More?

Winning a case against illegal landfill spanning over 14 years, Caputova proved her exceptional capabilities as a lawyer.

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Credits: Zuzana Caputova

She also doubled as an anti-corruption activist with the slogan ‘Stand up against evil’. Also, Caputova had no intention of running for office! Aren’t we glad that she did?!

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