It seems the next president was decided in the first round

Zuzana Čaputová is on course for victory.

(Source: Sme)

The last two weeks of the presidential campaign in Slovakia have passed in a much calmer tone than observers expected following the first-round election night, when Maroš Šefčovič launched an attack on Zuzana Čaputová for what he called her “ultraliberal” agenda.

Šefčovič at first appointed himself the defender of Christian values, but seemed to realise rather quickly that the position was not a good fit – and that it would not benefit him much. Simply put, he was never going to look or sound authentic. An awkward moment in an election debate when he was unable to list the Ten Commandments in response to a question from the host said a lot (and also speaks volumes about the level of the presidential campaign itself).

The rest of this article is premium content at Spectator.sk
Subscribe now for full access

I already have subscription - Sign in

Subscription provides you with:
  • Immediate access to all locked articles (premium content) on Spectator.sk
  • Special weekly news summary + an audio recording with a weekly news summary to listen to at your convenience (received on a weekly basis directly to your e-mail)
  • PDF version of the latest issue of our newspaper, The Slovak Spectator, emailed directly to you
  • Access to all premium content on Sme.sk and Korzar.sk

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Theme: Maroš Šefčovič

Read more articles by the topic
This article is also related to other trending topics
Presidential election 2019

Top stories

When we knelt in honour of Floyd, something inside me broke

Tyrone Chambers, an American opera singer based in Germany, shares what it feels like to be an American living in Europe, watching the BLM movement from across the ocean.

Black Lives Matter protest in Germany

Vietnamese cuisine in Martin, Vienna tram on a stamp

Check out our tips for trips and some good weekend reads.

The third reconstruction stage of Bratislava Castle leads to a rare archaeological discovery on Aug 6, 2020.

Coronavirus in Slovakia: July saw 12 outbreaks in the country

Statistics from the public health offices show young people were the biggest group among the infected.

Illustrative stock photo

All eyes are on Matovič. He is facing a major task

Slovakia needs to make big decisions. Can it become the European tiger again?

PM Igor Matovič in Brussels.