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Drahoš recognises defeat by Zeman in presidential race

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Prague, Jan 27 (CTK) – Czech presidential candidate, academic Jiří Drahoš, recognised his defeat by incumbent President Miloš Zeman in the runoff presidential election today and congratulated him on his victory.

Drahos wished him good health and thanked all who came to vote.

He said he was not leaving the public life.

“We did not win, but we did not lose,” Drahos said, adding that he was glad for the tremendous wave of energy that appeared and that could not disappear.

“I promise to you that I will carry on the energy and hope. I am not leaving the public life,” he added.

According to the preliminary results, Zeman scored some 51-52 percent of the vote.

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