The presidential elections begin in Czech Republic. This Friday and Saturday, citizens will participate in highly polarized elections; after the authorities enabled the early voting to those who have tested positive for COVID-19.
Among the 8 candidates, 3 make a difference
Eurosceptic and defender of a strong anti-immigrant position, the billionaire and former prime minister, Andrej Babisheads the list of candidates.
Especially after this Monday a court acquitted him of a case of fraud with European funds.
the retired general Peter Paulformer Chairman of the Military Committee of the I’LL TAKEis the other big favorite to succeed President Milos Zeman, who has already served the maximum of two terms.
Danus Nerudov, economist and former university president, is popular with the younger population. According to her polls, Nerudova could surprise in the elections after one of the candidates, union leader Josef Stredula, withdrew from the race and asked her supporters to vote for her.
Unlike Babis, both Pavel and Nerudova fully support the country’s military and humanitarian support for Ukraine in its fight against Russia and see the future of the Czech Republic tied to EU and NATO membership.
The polls predict very tight results, so if no candidate achieves a majority, the first two will face each other in a second round in two weeks.
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