Former Slovakia’s First Lady Emilia Kovacova Dies One Month Short of 90

Former Slovak first lady Emilia Kovacova at the funeral of ex-president Michal Kovac in October 2016 receives condolences from former president of Romania Emil Constantinescu. (Stock photo by TASR)

Bratislava, January 1 (TASR) – Former Slovakia’s first lady Emilia Kovacova, the wife of the country’s first modern president Michal Kovac (1993-98), died on New Year’s Eve, around one month before her 90th birthday, TASR was told by President Zuzana Caputova’s spokesman Martin Strizinec on Friday.

“President Zuzana Caputova and the President’s Office express their sympathy to [Kovacova’s] closest family and the bereaved,” said Strizinec.

Michal Kovac died in October 2016 as 86-years-old.