Czech Prime Minister throws weight behind Zemen

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By Euronews
Andrej Babis casts his vote
Andrej Babis casts his vote

The Presidential election is ongoing in the Czech Republic with Prime Minister Andrej Babis throwing his support behind candidate Milos Zeman .

The Prime Minister had some words of advice for Zeman.

He said, "If he wants to succeed in the second round, he should clearly declare that he does not want to navigate our country to the East , which is a thing that he is constantly being blamed for."

Babis said his support for Zeman is due to the candidate's policies against illegal immigration and Islamic terrorism.

Zemen is one of two candidates left in the election. The other is Jirí Drahos who came second in the last round of voting. Drahos is supported by other candidates who dropped out after the first round as well as the Czech press.

  • He's seen as being more pro-EU and the more centrist candidate.

The election will conclude on the 27th of January.