Czech Republic awaits the second round of presidential elections

The leader of the presidential elections in the Czech Republic current head of state Milos Zeman fails to gain an absolute majority in the first round, so on 26 and 27 January the country will host the second round of presidential elections.

According to the Czech radio, after counting almost 94% of the votes, the result of M. Zeman declined to 39,40%. Its main competitor Jiri Dragos gaining 26,20% of the vote.

Presidential elections in the Czech Republic was held for two days – Friday in the afternoon Saturday in the first. Citizens had to choose a President from nine candidates.

M. Zeman openly holds anti-Muslim views, he had previously stated that the immigration crisis 2015 is “an organized invasion” to Europe, and believes that Muslims can integrate into European countries. He also repeatedly called for the lifting of sanctions against Russia .

I. Dragos in favour of cooperation with the EU and the preservation of sanctions against Russia. He insists that Prague should “play a more active role in the EU” and supports the adoption by the Czech Republic the Euro as its currency.

If none of the candidates is gaining 50% of votes, on January 26 and 27 a second round of voting.

General presidential elections are held in the Czech Republic for the second time, until 2013 the head of the Republic was elected by the deputies of the two chambers of Parliament. According to the results of the second round of elections in 2013, President of Czech Republic became M. Zeman, scoring 54.8% of the vote.

The Czech President is elected for five years.

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