Presidential Elections: Pavel and Babis Advance To Second Round
In the first round of the Czech presidential election, former general Petr Pavel won the most votes, overtaking ex-PM Andrej Babis in the final few percent of counting. Photo: Petr Pavel via Twitter
Czech Rep., Jan 14 (BD) – “Thank you for your support. We are at half-time and we are going into a battle for dignity, peace and order in our country. I am counting on you in this,” said Pavel after the conclusion of the results.
For the second round in two weeks, the votes of the third-place candidate, ex-rector of Brno’s Mendel University Danuse Nerudova, will play a key role.
This year’s first-round turnout was the highest in the history of the directly elected presidential election.
Direct elections for the President of the Czech Republic are being held for the third time.