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Slovakia: Caputova leads presidential race first round

Zuzana Caputova gets over 40 percent of votes, according to preliminary results.
17.03.2019 - 14:50

Government critic Zuzana Caputova on Saturday won the first round of Slovakia's presidential elections, according to preliminary results.


45-year-old Caputova got over 40 percent of the votes and her strongest challenger, the ruling Smer Party’s candidate Maros Sefcovic had over 18 percent of the vote.

Since none of the candidates received the absolute majority, Caputova and Sefcovic will contest a second-round run-off on March 30.

If Caputova won the second round, she would be Slovakia's first female president.