Jiri Drahos

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The Kremlin will be happy with the outlook after the victory of incumbent Milos Zeman’s in the Czech presidential election. It means continued political uncertainty in the Czech Republic, deepening divisions in Europe and another five years in Prague Castle for a critic of western sanctions on Russia. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

In the end, Czechs chose Milos Zeman, and fear. Despite enjoying economic growth, the lowest unemployment rate in the European Union and no prospect o(...)

Milos Zeman celebrating  victory with  staff members after he was re-elected Czech president. Photograph: Getty Images

Controversial Czech president Milos Zeman has struck a somewhat conciliatory note after winning re-election, but immediately faced calls to condemn me(...)

A woman walks past a vandalised electoral poster of incumbent president Milos Zeman ahead of a presidential election run-off in Prague, Czech Republic. The poster reads: “Stop migrants and Drahos. This is our land! Vote Zeman!” Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

The Czech Republic is voting in a presidential election run-off between rivals who could seek to foster closer co-operation with the European Union or(...)

Czech presidential candidate Jiri Drahos and incumbent Milos Zeman attend a televised debate ahead of an election run-off, in Prague. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

Twenty-eight years ago, Simon Panek was looking ahead to a bright future for a Czechoslovakia that had suddenly been freed from communism by the Velve(...)

Czech presidential candidate Jiri Drahos: has  faced a string of unfounded allegations on fake news sites and social media, including that he is a paedophile, collaborated with the communist-era secret police, and wants to flood the Czech Republic with refugees. Photograph:  Martin Divisek/EPA

Czech presidential challenger Jiri Drahos has been warned to expect dirty tricks and fake news attacks ahead of this month’s run-off with incumbent Mi(...)

Czech presidential candidate Jiri Drahos: said he would travel around the regions, where he will seek to quash criticism he is bland and lacks the common touch of his rival. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

The political temperature in the Czech Republic is rising ahead of a presidential election run-off and uncertainty over prospects for a new government(...)

Former head of the Czech Academy of Sciences and presidential candidate Jiri Drahos has a real chance of winning the January 26th-27th decider. Photograph: Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images

A Eurosceptic, anti-immigration populist with close ties to Russia has won central Europe’s first big election battle of the year, but may yet lose hi(...)

Czech president Milos Zeman (L) and former Czech Science Academy head and independent candidate for the Czech presidential election Jiri Drahos. Photograph: Zhao Wang/AFP/Getty Images

The political temperature in the Czech Republic is rising ahead of a presidential election run-off and uncertainty over prospects for a new government(...)

Security staff of Czech president Milos Zeman (not in picture) detain a woman member of the Femen organisation after she confronted the president on Friday. Photograph:  Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images

Czechs have begun voting in a presidential election that is expected to deliver a tight finish between Eurosceptic, Russia-friendly incumbent Milos Z(...)

An election poster of Czech president Miloš Zeman. Photograph: Martin Divisek/EPA

The main challenger in this week’s Czech presidential elections has vowed to restore a liberal, pro-EU outlook to his country if he defeats Miloš Zema(...)