Zuzana Čaputová is a Slovak politician, environmental activist, and lawyer. In 2019, Čaputová became the first woman to be elected as the President of Slovakia. She also became the youngest Slovak president of all time as she was 45 years old when she was elected. In 2020, Zuzana Čaputová was included in Forbes magazine's World's 100 Most Powerful Women list.
The First Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, Alexander Dubček, was no stranger to politics as a child, being the son of a Communist Party member. He resisted the Nazi occupation, while his liberal policies later led Soviet authorities to invade Czechoslovakia. He eventually died in a car crash.
Jozef Tiso was a Slovak politician best remembered for his service as the president of the Slovak State from 1939 to 1945. The Slovak State was a client state of German Reich during World War II. After the war, Jozef Tiso was executed for crimes against humanity and war crimes in Bratislava.
Andrej Kiska is a Slovak politician, entrepreneur, writer, and philanthropist. He became the 4th president of Slovakia in 2014 after running as an independent candidate in the 2014 presidential election. He was popular as the president, and polls in 2018 indicated that he was Slovakia's most trusted politician. He is the author of two books about happiness, success, and life.
Robert Fico is a Slovak politician best known for his service as the Prime Minister of Slovakia on two occasions; he held the prime minister's office from 2006 to 2010 and again from 2012 until his resignation in 2018. Robert Fico is currently serving as a member of the National Council.
Milan Rastislav Štefánik was a Slovak politician, diplomat, aviator, and Freemason. He served as the minister of war for Czechoslovakia during World War I while simultaneously serving as a general in the French Army. He was a leading member of the Czechoslovak National Council and contributed to the cause of Czechoslovakian sovereignty. He died in a plane crash in 1919.
Slovak author and politician Ľudovít Štúr was a major figure of the 19th-century Slovak national revival. He had started writing poems as a teenager and had also penned The Theory of the Slovak Language. He was also part of the Hungarian Assembly. He later accidentally shot himself during a hunt.
Slovak politician Milan Kňažko, who has been associated with the Public against Violence movement and the Velvet Revolution, or Gentle Revolution, is also a fine actor. He is known for his appearances in films such as the Czech movie Devět kruhů pekla and the American horror flick Hostel: Part II.
Slovak Catholic priest Andrej Hlinka was a major part of the Slovak opposition to the Czechoslovak government. He co-founded the Slovak People’s Party and was part of the National Assembly of Czechoslovakia. He is now regarded as a Slovak patriot and was also featured on Slovak currency, before the introduction of the Euro.
Vladimír Mečiar is a Slovak politician who played a major role during the disunion of Czechoslovakia in 1992–93. Mečiar served as the prime minister of Slovakia on three occasions. He also served as the country's president for a short period of time in 1998. Known for his autocratic style of administration, Mečiar has been criticized by Western political organizations.
Ivan Gašparovič is a Slovak lawyer and politician who served as the third president of his country from 2004 to 2014. Since he had already served as an acting president for a few months in 1998, Gašparovič became the first president to be re-elected in Slovakia when he won the presidential elections in 2004.
Anton Hrnko is a Slovak politician and historian best known for his book, Slovak history from dawn to present. A long-time associate of the Slovak National Party, Anton Hrnko is currently serving as a member of the National Council.
Michal Kováč was a Slovak political figure who served as the first President of Slovakia from 1993 to 1998. He also served as the Finance Minister of Slovak Federal Republic from 1989 to 1991, a phase marked by the Velvet Revolution. Michal Kováč is also credited with co-founding a national-populist political party called The Movement for a Democratic Slovakia.
Mikuláš Dzurinda is a Slovak politician best known for his service as the Prime Minister of Slovakia from 1998 to 2006. He is credited with founding and leading important political parties, such as Slovak Democratic Coalition and the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union. Mikuláš Dzurinda also served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2010 to 2012.
Iveta Radičová is a Slovak retired politician best known for her service as the Prime Minister of Slovakia from 8 July 2010 to 4 April 2012. Apart from her service as the first woman prime minister of her country, Iveta Radičová also served as the Minister of Labour and the Minister of Defence between 2005 and 2012.
Vladimír Clementis was a Slovak minister, lawyer, politician, publicist, author, and literary critic. An important member of the famous Czechoslovak Communist Party, Clementis served as the Foreign Minister of Czechoslovakia from 1948 to 1950. As the Foreign Minister, Vladimír Clementis played a decisive role in involving Czechoslovakia in Operation Balak to help the newly founded Israel and its Air Force.
Ibrahim Maiga is a Slovak singer, comedian, actor, and politician. Maiga achieved popularity in Slovakia as a comedian and singer; his infectious humor and songs about his birthplace Mali has made him a celebrity in Slovakia. Ibrahim Maiga started his political career in 2009 and has since focused more on his political career.
Lucia Duris Nicholsonova is a Slovak politician and former journalist. In 2019, Ďuriš Nicholsonová started serving as a Member of the European Parliament after having served as the Deputy speaker of National Council from 2016 to 2019. Lucia Duris Nicholsonova also served as the State secretary of Ministry of labour from 2010 to 2012.
Mária Kolíková is a Slovak political figure and the current Minister of Justice of the Slovak Republic. She is best known for her efforts aimed at reforming the judiciary system by reducing corruption and revamping public trust in the judiciary.
Denisa Saková is a Slovak politician who served as the Minister of Interior of Slovakia from 2018 to 2020. Prior to her political career, Saková worked in the IT industry for various companies like Cap Gemini and Ernst & Young.
Miriam Lexmann is a Slovak politician and a member of the European Parliament. A long-time member of the Christian Democratic Movement, Lexmann represented her party at the European Parliament election in 2019. Miriam Lexmann has also worked with the American nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, International Republican Institute.
Vasiľ Biľak was a Slovak politician who served as a prominent member of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia. Biľak had great influence on the ideology of the party as well as the foreign policy. Vasiľ Biľak is best remembered for his involvement in the signing of the invitation letter for the armies of the countries involved in The Warsaw Pact.
A qualified doctor, Slovak politician Anna Zaborska had a medical career spanning over 2 decades and now leads the Christian Union party. She has been a member of the European Parliament and is known for her strong views against abortion. In late 2021, she became the Slovak government’s representative for religious freedom.
Romana Tabak is a Slovak politician and retired tennis player. Tabak won six singles titles and five doubles titles on the ITF Women's World Tennis Tour before retiring as a player to focus on her political career. Romana Tabak is currently a member of a political party named Ordinary People.
Jozef Lenárt led Communist Czechoslovakia as its prime minister in the 1960s. Born into a poor Slovakian family, he worked as a technician at a Bata shoe factory before stepping into politics. He later served as the Speaker of the Slovak National Council and became a Czech citizen after Czechoslovakia split.
Initially a professor of canon law, Baron Max Hussarek von Heinlein later stepped into politics. The Austrian politician led his country as its minister-president. He resigned after his proposal for autonomous states was rejected. He later returned to his academic career and also worked with the Austrian Red Cross.