Wednesday, 16 January 2019


Václav Klaus insinuates Czechs should not vote for 'foreign' Schwarzenberg

Radio Prague |
18 January 2013

Without actually naming any names, the outgoing president, Václav Klaus, appears to have endorsed Miloš Zeman ahead of the second round of the election to succeed him at Prague Castle.

Two top parties consider steps after first round of presidential election

Radio Prague |
16 January 2013

The two biggest parties in Parliament, the ruling Civic Democrats and the opposition Social Democrats, are looking for a path forward after the first round of the country’s direct presidential elections.

Austerity colours presidential poll

Financial Times |
15 January 2013

The final round of the Czech Republic's presidential election will be a contest between Miloš Zeman, a former leftwing prime minister, and Karel Schwarzenberg, the aristocratic conservative foreign minister, in a campaign that is likely to focus on the government's unpopular austerity policies.

Political heavyweights Zeman and Schwarzenberg set for presidency face-off

Radio Prague |
15 January 2013

The first round of the presidential election was considerably more exciting than many had predicted. The campaign ahead of the election's second round has already begun. In his remarks after the vote on Saturday, Karel Schwarzenberg called his rival a man of the past, referring to Miloš Zeman's role in a controversial power-sharing deal with Václav Klaus in the late 1990s.

Miloš Zeman, Karel Schwarzenberg heading to presidential runoff

Radio Prague |
14 January 2013

Miloš Zeman and Karel Schwarzenberg have emerged as the strongest candidates from the first round of the Czech presidential election, and are heading to a runoff for the top post held in two weeks' time. Miloš Zeman picked up over 24% of the vote while Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg came in close second.

Tattooed man gains ground in Czech presidential race |
10 January 2013

Despite being tattooed on over 90% of his body, Vladimír Franz, is running a surprising third place in polls ahead of this week's Czech Republic presidential elections.

Gov't survives as party decides to stay

ABC News |
9 January 2013

The Czech Republic's three-party coalition government has survived after a junior party changed its mind about quitting.

Czech 'Joe Lieberman' could be Europe's first Jewish president

Jewish Telegraphic Agency |
8 January 2013

If the pundits are correct, the Czech Republic may become the first country other than Israel to elect a Jewish president.

Court: Presidential election will take place as planned

aktuálně.cz |
7 January 2013

The presidential election will take place on January 11 and 12 as originally planned. The Czech Constitutional Court rejected an appeal filed by Tomio Okamura, in which he asked for the presidential election to be postponed.

Voters yearn for substance over scandal

Spiegel |
2 January 2013

For the first time since the Velvet Revolution, citizens in the Czech Republic will have the opportunity to vote directly for their head of state in two weeks. Former Prime Minister Miloš Zeman is in the pole position. His tough-talking style appeals to Czechs who are tired of back room deals and a scandal-plagued leadership.

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