Zuzana Čaputová will arrive in Prague on November 16. She was invited by the President of the Senate Miloš Vystrčil Company News Pražská Drbna
Slovak President Zuzana Čaputová will arrive in Prague on November 16. The visit will take place on the eve of the Day of the Struggle for Freedom and Democracy at the invitation of Senate President Miloš Vystrčil (ODS), who inaugurated the upper house silver commemorative medal. Lada Faldynová from the Senate Chancellery announced. More detailed information on the Čaputová program in the Czech capital is to be published later.
Čaputová was in Prague during the anniversary of the November events and two years ago
The Slovak president was in Prague during the anniversary of the November events and two years ago, when, among other things, she laid a wreath on Prague’s Národní třída at the memorial to the events of November 17, 1989. She warned that if people did not get involved in public affairs, democracy could change to a completely different regime.
Čaputová experienced the fall of the communist regime in the former Czechoslovakia as a 16-year-old high school student. The events of that time were key to modern history. She perceived it as a debt that many acquired freedoms and rights are often taken for granted.
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Critique of the polarization of society
Last March, the Slovak President attended a ceremonial assembly in Brno to mark the 100th anniversary of the Czechoslovak Constitutional Charter, which took place in the Chamber of Deputies of the Constitutional Court. At the time, she criticized politics, provoking conflicts to polarize society and gaining electoral votes. She emphasized the role of constitutional courts as defenders of liberal democracy and independent justice.
Among other things, Čaputová advocated that this year, for the first time since the partition of Czechoslovakia, Slovakia commemorated the establishment of a common state in 1918, again as a national holiday. She stated that the first Czechoslovak Republic was a modern state and became a prerequisite for independent Slovak statehood.