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Schwarzenberg Will Not Resign as Foreign Minister

Published: January 16, 2013; 00:31 · (Vindobona)

The Czech presidential candidate and foreign minister Karel Schwarzenberg announced to remain in office until the second round of the elections.

Schwarzenberg Will Not Resign as Foreign Minister / Picture: © Flickr / SPÖ Presse und Kommunikation

At the first election round, Schwarzenberg´s success came as a surprise. With 23.4%, the former Prime Minister Milos Zeman (68) went ahead. Foreign Minister Schwarzenberg achieved 23.4% of the votes. According to prior surveys, poll-takers expected not more than 11%.

The run-off election will be held between Zeman and Schwarzenberg on January 25. Until then, Schwarzenberg will…

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