Caputova Votes, Expects Closer Result in Run-off against Sefcovic

Presidential candidate Zuzana Caputova talking to journalists in front of a polling station in her home town of Pezinok. (Photo by TASR)

Pezinok, March 30 (TASR) – In the run-off against Maros Sefcovic on Saturday, Zuzana Caputova, who won the first round of the presidential election in Slovakia on March 16 without securing a majority to become president straight away, cast her ballot in her home town of Pezinok (Bratislava region), stating that she approaches the election with respect.

In the first round Caputova received 40.57 percent, well ahead of Sefcovic on 18.66 percent. Nevertheless, Caputova on Saturday said that she expects a closer result in the run-off.

Describing her presidential campaign as an “intense journey”, which took ten months, Caputova said that she’s invited her supporters and volunteers from throughout Slovakia to her election headquarters for the election night.

“We’ve invited people from throughout Slovakia. We want to honour everything they’ve done for the campaign,” said Caputova, adding that she hasn’t invited “primarily” politicians to the event.