Czech Republic: Zeman Ahead

Politics ♦ Published: January 26, 2013; 15:35 ♦ (Vindobona)

Today, the run-off election in the Czech Republic has ended. According to first results, the socialist Zeman ranks first.

Czech Republic: Zeman Ahead / Picture: ©

After two terms and ten years in office, President´Vaclav Klaus´ term of office ends at the end of March. For the first time in the Czech Republic´s history, the President was elected directly by the people.

The first presidential election round in the Czech Republic brought a surprise. Zeman ranks first with 24%. Schwarzenberg came in second place with 23%. After counting 75%…