Voters in Slovakia go to the polls next week in the first parliamentary elections since anti-corruption protests over the murder of an investigative reporter helped catapult the progressive Zuzana Caputova to the presidency last year. But many believe this month’s vote will do more to determine the country’s democratic future, with a new wave of pro-European liberals competing against an increasingly extremist far right in a contest that will have ripple effects across Central Europe.
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Honorary Chairman, GLOBSEC
Former Ambassador of Slovakia to the United States
Candidate for Slovakian Parliament, Strana SPOLU
Former resident scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Executive Director, Institute of Current World Affairs
Journalist, author of Russians: The People Behind the Power
Director, Transatlantic Democracy Working Group
Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States
The Cable is produced by Rebecca Picard
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