Zeman to meet Drahos in TV duel before runoff vote
Prague, Jan 13 (CTK) – Czech President Milos Zeman is ready to meet former Science Academy (AV) president Jiri Drahos, his rival in the second round of the presidential election, in a TV debate before the runoff vote, he told reporters today after almost all votes were counted.
Zeman, who avoided public debates until now, thanked for support in the first round and called on his supporters to take part in the runoff.
Zeman also appreciated his own election result, reminding that five years ago he gained 24 percent of the vote in the first round, while now some 39 percent.
“I congratulate Jiri Drahos on the nice second place,” he said.
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