Czech president Miloš Zeman wins another term with wafer-thin margin

ANI | Updated: Jan 28, 2018 06:23 IST

Prague [Czech Republic], Jan. 28 (ANI): Czech President Miloš Zeman has won a second five-year term as head of state after beating his opponent Jirí Drahoš with a razor-thin margin.

Zeman had received 51.37% of the total votes polled while 48.62% of the electorate voted in Drahoš' favour, reported politico.eu.

Zeman, in 2013, became the first president of the country, which was formed only two decades

ago, to be elected by the voters and not politicians.

Overall, he is the third president of the country, which was formed following the division of Czechoslovakia in 1993.

According to political experts, the win of Zeman, who is known for his pro-Russia stance and espouses closer ties with China, would hardly be considered good in the European Union as the two have been at the loggerheads on range of issues, especially the migrant quotas and sanctions against Russia. (ANI)

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