Zuzana Caputova has won Slovakia's presidential election, becoming the country's first female head of state, reported BBC.

Source: India Today

45-year-old Zuzana, who is also the youngest President in Slovakia's history, has no political background or experience. 

She closely defeated a high-profile diplomat Maros Sefcovic.

A lawyer by profession and an anti-corruption crusader, Zuzana is a member of the Liberal Progressive Slovakia party, which has no seats in the country's Parliament.

Source: BBC

Last year, an investigative journalist, Jan Kuciak and his fiancee were murdered in Slovakia. Zuzana played a crucial role in the anti-government protests that broke out after the murder.

She cited Jan Kuciak's murder as one of the crucial reasons why she decided to run for the post of President.

Source: The Independent

Soon after winning the elections, she lit the candle for murdered journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova.

She gained popularity in Slovakia for crusading for a decade-long illegal landfill case. Her efforts as a civil activist led to shutting down of a toxic waste dump in Pezinok, her hometown.

Source: The Guardian

Zuzana is known to have fought a positive campaign with progressive values. Her campaign used the slogan 'Stand up to evil'.

After her historic win, she said:

"You can win without attacking your opponents. I am happy not just for the result, but mainly that it is possible not to succumb to populism, to tell the truth, to raise interest without aggressive vocabulary."
Source: Twitter

Twitter congratulated her on this historic win.

We hope this is just the beginning of a new change in the country.