Czech Republic: Zeman and Drahos cast ballots in presidential election

Czech President Milos Zeman and pro-European independent Jiri Drahos cast their votes in Prague on Friday as the two candidates entered the second round of the country’s national elections. “I appraise all that energy which was created by presidential elections and want to tell all the voters that disregarding the results of the elections; this energy will not be wasted,” said Drahos. Both... Еще Zeman and Drahos stepped into the second round after obtaining 38 and 26 percent of votes respectively in the first round two weeks ago when none of the nine other candidates received a majority of votes. Seventy three-year-old Zeman has become the most outspoken critic of the EU immigration policy during his years of presidency. He also has pushed for better ties with China and Russia, holding a stance against EU sanctions on Moscow.

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