Slovakia elects first female president

Agence France-Presse in Bratislava

Vocal government critic and anti-corruption activist Zuzana Čaputová was set to become Slovakia’s first female president after near complete results showed her winning Saturday’s runoff election.

The environmental lawyer got 58.01% of the ballot after results from more than 90% of polling stations were counted, while the EU energy commissioner Maroš Šefčovič garnered 41.98, the Slovak statistics office said.

“No need to worry, all will be fine,” Čaputová had said on Facebook after the first results began rolling in.

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