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Presidential Elections, Part Deux

In Politics on February 14, 2008 by Petr Bokuvka

Czech legislators will meet on a joint session tomorrow for the second attempt to elect the next president.

The candidates are: President Vaclav Klaus, who would like his second term, University of Michigan professor Jan Svejnar, and former journalist and Member of the European Parliament Jana Bobosikova, who is nominated by the communists.

The party admits that the nomination is a part of their tactics, Bobosikova has no chance to win – but she might steal some votes from Svejnar, and so the communists now haggle with the Green Party: the support for Svejnar (or lack thereof) in exchange for the no-vote on the U.S. radar base in the Czech Republic…

Looks like Klaus is much closer to victory now…

Things got ugly after the first election: some legislators received bullets in their mail, others got offensive and vulgar SMS messages…

TO BE UPDATED AS THE SITUATION DEVELOPS

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One Response to “Presidential Elections, Part Deux”

  1. […] presidential election in the Czech Republic continues – and the legislators have been drinking some wine, The Czech Daily […]

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