Czech president faces run-off election after failing to win first voting round - News Summed Up

Czech president faces run-off election after failing to win first voting round


Czech President Milos Zeman has failed to win re-election during the first round of voting on Saturday and will face a run-off election in two weeks against the former head of the country's Academy of Sciences. Czech President Milos Zeman has failed to win re-election during the first round of voting on Saturday and will face a run-off election in two weeks against the former head of the country's Academy of Sciences. With ballots from 95% of polling stations counted by the Czech Statistics Office, Mr Zeman had a big lead with 39.3% of the vote, followed by Mr Drahos with 26.3%. "The final is still ahead of us and that's what matters," Mr Drahos said of the January 26/27 run-off. In office, Mr Zeman has become known for strong anti-migrant rhetoric that won him support from the populist right.


Source: Irish Independent January 13, 2018 15:45 UTC


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