Presidential elections in Slovakia: A return of liberalism to Central-Eastern Europe or an anti-establishment protest?

by Vladimir Kmec

The  victory of Zuzana Čaputová, a pro-European, environmental and anti-corruption activist with no political experience, in Slovakia’s presidential elections is viewed by many as a renaissance of liberal and democratic political attitudes in Central-Eastern Europe. Vladimir Kmec analyses Ms Čaputová’s approach to confronting populist political agendas, which helps outline possible trajectories for future politics in Central-Eastern Europe.