Czechs voting for president in test of pro-Russia incumbent

PRAGUE – Czechs are casting ballots for a next day inside the presidential runoff, using the previous head with the Academy of Sciences tough the pro-Russian incumbent.

President Milos Zeman and Jiri Drahos innovative for the 2nd spherical of voting soon after not one of the nine candidates searching for the mainly ceremonial article gained a majority inside the very first spherical two months back.

Zeman, seventy three, is favored to get another five-year phrase but polls propose a tight race within the ballot that ends Saturday.

Since he was elected in 2013, Zeman has divided the nation with his pro-Russian stance and aid for nearer ties with China. The former left-leaning primary minister is now acknowledged for his strong anti-migrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric.

Drahos, 68, a political newcomer, is found as extra Western-oriented.