7 months Outsider to win in Slovakia polls Manilatimes |World
BRATISLAVA: Slovaks began voting Saturday for a new president with the favorite an outsider whose anti-corruption stance has resonated with voters, still reeling from the fallout from an investigative journalist’s murder. An environmental lawyer with no experience in political office, Zuzana Caputova could become the EU and eurozone member’s first female president. Her rival in the run-off election is the ruling party’s candidate, EU energy commissioner and career diplomat Maros Sefcovic. Two recent opinion polls give at least 60 percent of the vote to Caputova, who ran on a slogan of “Stand up to evil,” telling AFP that “People are ... more