Foreign Policy: A New Czech Presidential Election Promises a New Era in Politics

The upcoming presidential elections in the Czech Republic are also being noticed by foreign media. Our researcher Klára Votavová commented on the circumstances of the election for Foreign Policy, saying that Zeman's presidency has brought scepticism towards Europe. A victory of Andrej Babiš, she said, would then mean a strengthening of the presidential office.

"If Vaclav Havel, the first president of the independent Czech Republic, brought Czechia to Europe, then Zeman, its third, represented more skepticism toward Europe."

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Klára Votavová
Associate Research Fellow

Expertise: Social policies, EU digital policies, Just Transition, Central and Eastern Europe

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