What the new president thinks about Slovakia and its citizens

Ten things the new President Zuzana Čaputová said in her inauguration speech.

Zuzana Caputova swears the presidential oath into the hands of Constitutional Court President Ivan Fiacan. Zuzana Caputova swears the presidential oath into the hands of Constitutional Court President Ivan Fiacan. (Source: TASR)

Zuzana Čaputová was inaugurated to the post of Slovakia's fifth president on June 15, 2019. These are some of the top quotes from her inauguration speech.

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>>> From attorney and activist to president of Slovakia. Who is Zuzana Čaputová?

1. About public service

Čaputová stressed the responsibility of those in power and the need for them to deserve the trust of their citizens.

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“Otherwise we cannot make Slovakia the country that it can be, the country that we want it to be. Because I am convinced that the vast majority of citizens desire our republic to be the best possible Slovakia.”

2. We made it

The new president looked back at the recent history of Slovakia – the Velvet Revolution, the defeat of Mečiarism, the road to the EU and NATO. On all these occasions, the citizens of Slovakia have proved they can make it.

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