Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Czech TV presenter to make presidential bid

Emerging Europe |
17 April 2019

The owner and chief presenter of the Czech Republic’s most controversial television channel, Jaromír Soukup (pictured above), is running for president. "The election comes in 2023. I see quite decent support according to data, and my name has a high reputation, liked by almost 90 per cent of the population," he said during his show on TV Barrandov, the channel he owns. Earlier this year Mr Soukup founded his own political party in order to participate in European parliamentary elections.