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  • Czech presidential election heads for new round

    News | Elections 11-02-2008

    Neither incumbent Václav Klaus nor challenger Jan Švejnar emerged victorious after three rounds of voting in the Czech presidential election over the weekend. Attention now shifts to February 15 when both candidates will contest another vote. (Based on reporting from EURACTIV Czech Republic).

  • Czech presidential election highlights sharp divide over EU

    News | Elections 08-02-2008

    The Czech parliament is set to elect the country's president today (8 February) in a contest which pits euro-sceptic incumbent Václav Klaus against pro-EU challenger Jan Švejnar. The election is largely seen as a choice between 'old' and 'new' visions of the country's future. With additional reporting from EURACTIV in Prague.