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Zuzana Caputova sworn in as Slovakia's first female President
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Zuzana Caputova sworn in as Slovakia's first female President
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Bratislava, June 16 (TIWN) Anti-corruption campaigner Zuzana Caputova has been sworn in as Slovakia's first female President.

The killing of Jan Kuciak, who investigated high-level graft cases, and his fiancee at their home last February sparked mass street protests and hit the approval ratings of the governing leftist party Smer.  Smer is still the most popular party but Ms. Caputova's victory in the March presidential vote boosted the opposition liberal alliance Progressive Slovakia/Together, which backed her and aims to unseat the ruling party in a 2020 general election.  The pro-European coalition already won the EU Parliament election last month.   In her inauguration speech, Ms. Caputova, 45, said State officials that had proven incapable of stamping out corruption should lose their jobs and vowed to make the justice system work fairly for everyone.  “Under the constitution, people are free and equal in dignity and in rights, meaning nobody is that irrelevant to have their rights compromised, nor is anyone that powerful to stand above the law.”

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