Slovakia is a landlocked country in Central Europe that is bordered by Czech Republic, Austria, Poland, Ukraine and Hungary. The country is a parliamentary democratic republic with the President as the head of the state and Commander in chief of the armed forces. However, the office of the President is largely ceremonial and much of the executive powers lay with the Prime Minister who serves as the head of the government. Ever since its independence, Slovakia has had numerous leaders who have helped in the advancement of the country. They have helped Slovakia gain independence and become a high-income advanced economy that it is today. Some of the important leaders of the country include Michal Kováč, Vladimir Meciar, Rudolf Schuster, Ivan Gašparovič and so on. Iveta Radicova was the first women Prime minister of Slovakia. Current day Slovakia is run under the government of Robert Fico, the incumbent Prime Minister of Slovakia with Andrej Kiska as the incumbent President. Check out this section to get details about the life and works of famous Slovak leaders.