Zuzana Čaputová appointed Slovak president

Apparently, media cannot resist the temptation to abundantly comment on the newly-minted Slovak president's appearance, but Zuzana Čaputová could prove to be much more than this.

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Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
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Why this story matters:

After the inauguration of the new Slovak president, tabloids extensively covered her fashion choices and her facial expression, especially when she chose to smile and when she didn't.

Zuzana Čaputová is our first female president and we obviously have to learn how to write and talk about her. But it should be fairly easy, because she has such a rich background.

She has been a vocal critic of corruption and injustice in Slovakia for years, and is also a seasoned environmental activist -- two things that could define her future policy.

Details from the story:

  • Zuzana Čaputová was appointed on June 15.
  • She is the first female president and the youngest one to ever be elected in Slovakia.
  • Her presidency will be her first political appointment.
  • Zuzana Čaputová has liberal and pro-EU political views. She ran for president with the support of the party Progresívne Slovensko (Progressive Slovakia). 
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