Slovak President Zuzana Čaputová is one of the most powerful people in Europe. The Politico news website listed her in its Class of 2020 ranking, containing 28 people who are shaping, shaking and stirring Europe.
For central and eastern Europe’s progressives, Zuzana Čaputová offers hope that another future is possible, Politico wrote.
“Unabashedly Europhile and liberal in a region plagued by creeping authoritarianism; an anti-corruption crusader in a country fed up with allegations of sleaze; a divorced, single mother of two in a political landscape still dominated by men,” Politico wrote about the Slovak president.
Though the Slovak president holds primarily a ceremonial office, Čaputová has already set out to use it as a platform to shift the political conversation on subjects like corruption, the environment and LGBTQ rights, Politico continues.Related story:Read more
The current ranking is led by French President Emmanuel Macron, while the list contains German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and British PM Boris Johnson.
Also Greta Thunberg, a climate activist from Sweden, and German Carola Rackete, the captain of a ship that saves migrants, are listed in the annual ranking.
3. Dec 2019 at 13:44 | Compiled by Spectator staff