Official Results: Zeman Narrowly Defeats Drahos with 51.36% of Vote

Prague, Jan 27 (CTK) – Incumbent President Zeman was re-elected with 51.36 percent of vote, getting 152,184 votes more than his rival, academic Jiri Drahos, in the presidential runoff today, according to the official figures released by the Czech Statistical Office (CSU).


There was the record, 66.6 percent, turnout.


Zeman was the winner in ten out of 14 Czech regions, Drahos in four, including Prague. Drahos was also successful in the Central Bohemia, Liberec and Hradec Kralove regions.


Zeman won in the rest, with the biggest margin in the Moravia-Silesia Region.


In Bohemia, Drahos won with the ratio 52-48 percent, but in Moravia, Zeman defeated him with the ratio 57-43 percent.


Zeman’s second inauguration will be held at the joint session of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate at the Prague Castle on March 8.