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Country Risk

Czech president’s re-election likely to reduce government stability and slightly frustrate administration’s policy agenda

28 January 2018

Event

Incumbent Czech president Miloš Zeman won the country’s presidential election in a second-round run-off on 26–27 January.

Zeman won 51.4% of the vote against independent political novice Jiří Drahoš, who secured 48.6%. Zeman has attracted primarily conservative and nationalist voters, largely from rural areas, whereas Drahoš’s voters mostly comprised urban, liberal voters.

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