Czech Presidential Election: The Count is Almost Finished
by Dr Alison Smith
With more than 90% of the vote counted, it now looks certain that the second round of the Czech Republic’s presidential election will be a battle between the veteran leftist, Milos Zeman, and the country’s aristocratic foreign minister, Karel Schwarzenberg. Zeman currently has 24.67% of the vote. Schwarzenberg is hot on his tail with 22.12%. Former Prime Minister, Jan Fischer, who was long tipped to make the run-off against Zeman, but had a torrid final week after poor debate performances, trails with 16.72%.
The run-off will be held on 25/26 January.