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Anti-migrant Incumbent Favored in Czech Presidential Vote

The Czechs are electing a new president, and eight candidates are hoping to unseat the current controversy-courting leader.

President Milos Zeman, 73, is seeking another five-year term in the largely ceremonial post and is the favorite to win the election's first-round vote on Friday and Saturday.

Two political newcomers, the former president of the Academy of Sciences, Jiri Drahos, and popular song writer Michal Horacek are considered his major challengers. Others with a chance to advance to the runoff are Mirek Topolanek, an outspoken leader who served as prime minister from 2006...

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Published By: Africa.. - Friday, 12 January, 2018