Presidential Bidder Caputova Won in 71 out of 79 Districts in Slovakia

Liberal presidential candidate Zuzana Caputova before a post-election TV debate. (Photo by TASR)

Bratislava, March 17 (TASR) – The turnout in the first round of the presidential election in Slovakia on Saturday reached 48.74 percent, with the highest regional turnout recorded in Bratislava region (58.88 percent) and the lowest in Kosice region (42 percent), the State Electoral Commission announced on Sunday.

When it comes to individual districts (79 in Slovakia in total), the highest turnout was in Bratislava’s Old Town (63.67 percent) and the lowest was seen in the southern town of Komarno (Nitra region) on the Hungarian border (27.84 percent).

In terms of turnout in individual municipalities, the highest figure – 96.42 percent – was recorded in the village of Sarbov (Presov region) with a population of only a dozen people, while the village of Zador (Banska Bystrica region) with the population of 150 was at the opposite end on 2.68 percent.

The liberal Zuzana Caputova, who garnered 40.57 percent nationwide, won in 71 districts, with Maros Sefcovic (18.66 percent in total) came first in seven districts (in eastern and northern Slovakia) and third-place Stefan Harabin (14.34 percent) in one district in his native north-eastern Slovakia.

Among municipalities, Caputova received the highest share of votes in Bratislava’s Old Town – 66.90 percent, and Sefcovic in Sobrance (Kosice region) – 27.51 percent.