Slovakia Swears-in First Female President

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The President of Slovakia, Zuzana Caputova, has been sworn into office.

Caputova’s swearing-in on Saturday, June 15, is coming after she won the March 2019 elections against her male rival, Maros Sefcovic.

By this event, the environmental lawyer and activist has become the European Union’s first female President known for her “stand up to evil” slogan.

In her speech, Caputova expressed that her intent was not to rule the citizens but to serve them.

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“I offer expertise, I offer emotion and I offer a healthy activist approach. So I offer my mind, my heart and my hands,” she said.

The President is said to have had hand-shakes with people along the way, at a nearby cathedral after the ceremony, before hosting superiors in the country to a luncheon.

Caputova was among the thousands of people who took to the streets to protest the killing of an investigative journalist, Kuciak and His fiancée, in February 2018.