Presidential election 2019

Citizens of Slovakia elected their new president in 2019. Zuzana Čaputová is the first woman to be elected president in Slovakia. Čaputová won the March 30, 2019 runoff round of the presidential election over Maros Šefčovič.  

A year in review

The events that shaped Slovak politics in 2019

Take a look at what Slovakia has been through in the past 12 months.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 30. Dec 2019, at 6:02

Who had the most expensive presidential campaign?

Transparency International Slovensko published the results based on the final accounts of candidates.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. May 2019, at 22:34

Zuzana Čaputová and Maroš Šefčovič in one of the debates organised by private broadcaster TV Markíza.

Disinformation outlets attacked Čaputová during the presidential campaign the most

What was the reporting on disinformation outlets on the election?Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 17. Apr 2019, at 18:05

Zuzana Čaputová

Šefčovič: EU did not mind my campaign

Slovakia's EU Commissioner would like to continue in Brussels after EP election.Matúš Krčmárik4. Apr 2019, at 16:50

Maroš Šefčovič during the presidential election campaign in Slovakia, March 2019.

Presidential election: Slovaks did not elect “a woman” but “the woman”

Slovakia joined the few countries in the world with female presidents.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 3. Apr 2019, at 16:32

Zuzana Čaputová in front of the Presidential Palace

A letter to my daughter for the future

I hope that 20 years from now you will find all this ridiculous.Michaela Terenzani, 3. Apr 2019, at 16:19

Macron to Čaputová: Europe needs strong voices like yours

By voting for Čaputová, Slovaks confirmed their devotion to European values.Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. Apr 2019, at 22:27

Emmanuel Macron

Mark Zuckerberg appreciated the work of late Ján Kuciak

Founder of Facebook discussed the role of media in society with Mathias Döpfner, CEO of Axel Springer publishing house.Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. Apr 2019, at 12:56

Marc Zuckerberg

Smer lost the presidential election — again

Observers view the election as a referendum on Smer.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 31. Mar 2019, at 12:16

Maroš Šefčovič lost the presidential race.

Čaputová framed the election “as a struggle between good and evil”

How did the world media respond to Zuzana Čaputová’s victory?Compiled by Spectator staff, 31. Mar 2019, at 10:51

Zuzana Čaputová

Čaputová won on a record low turnout

She was elected president with the least number of votes in the second round recorded in the history of Slovakia.Michaela Terenzani, 31. Mar 2019, at 10:48

Pani Prezidentka

Zuzana Čaputová’s election victory shows people have had enough of yelling, but there is hard work ahead for her.Michaela Terenzani, 31. Mar 2019, at 9:47

Zuzana Čaputová is the first woman to be elected president of Slovakia.

Would a candidate like Čaputová stand a chance in Hungary, Poland, or the Czech Republic?

Slovakia's new president is a liberal woman. Can she set a trend among central European countries?Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 31. Mar 2019, at 0:40

Čaputová becomes Slovakia's fifth president

She is the first woman to be elected president in the Visegrad region.Michaela Terenzani, 31. Mar 2019, at 0:33

Zuzana Čaputová became the fifth Slovak president.
UPATED March 31, 2019 at 7:44

Presidential election: Čaputová wins the election

These are the preliminary results of the second round of Slovakia’s presidential election.Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. Mar 2019, at 23:19

Zuzana Čaputová

Presidential election run-off: Čaputová or Šefčovič?

The winner will replace Andrej Kiska in the presidential seat for the next five years.Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. Mar 2019, at 7:00

Zuzana Čaputová and Maroš Šefčovič in one of the debates organised by private broadcaster TV Markíza.

Slovakia shouldn’t treat voters living abroad like foreigners

People who are not allowed to vote in their homeland will be more likely to renounce it.Zuzana Kepplová, 28. Mar 2019, at 14:10

It seems the next president was decided in the first round

Zuzana Čaputová is on course for victory.Michaela Terenzani, 27. Mar 2019, at 16:07

UPDATED: 27. Mar 2019, at 13:47

Harabin files complaint over the presidential election

Supreme Court Judge Štefan Harabin came third in the first round of the presidential election, meaning he did not advance to the run-off.Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. Mar 2019, at 13:42

Supreme Court judge Štefan Harabin during his presidential campaign in 2019.