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Peter Pellegrini from Slovakia emerges victorious in presidential election

Peter Pellegrini Wins Slovakia’s Presidential Election

Bratislava, April 7 (IANS) – Slovakia’s incumbent Speaker of the National Council, Peter Pellegrini, emerged victorious in the country’s second round of the presidential election held on Saturday. Preliminary results from Slovakia’s Statistical Office showed that Pellegrini secured 53.38 per cent of the votes, while former Foreign Minister Ivan Korcok garnered 46.61 per cent.

Pellegrini, 48, previously served as Slovakia’s Prime Minister from 2018 to 2020, bringing in experience and leadership to his new role as President. On the other hand, Korcok held the position of the country’s Foreign Minister from 2020 to 2022, showcasing his background in international relations.

The first round of the election, which took place on March 23 with a total of nine candidates, saw Korcok leading with 42.51 per cent of the votes, followed by Pellegrini with 37.02 per cent. However, Pellegrini’s support surged in the second round, leading to his victory in the end.

In Slovakia, the President is directly elected by the people. Incumbent President Zuzana Caputova, who has served a 5-year term, decided not to seek re-election. As Pellegrini gears up to assume office after Caputova’s term ends on June 15, the country anticipates the new leadership and direction he will bring.

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