Communists to make final decision on which candidate to support on Thursday

Meanwhile, the Communist Party has said that it will make a final decision on whether to support incumbent president Václav Klaus on Thursday. Mr Klaus met delegates of the Communist Party on Tuesday, and said that he ‘couldn’t say that he had been pledged no votes’ by the Communists following on from the meeting. Those who attended the meeting said that Mr Klaus and the Communists had agreed on certain matters, but remained at odds on a number of key issues. Mr Klaus’s rival in the elections, Jan Švejnar, is set to meet the Communists on Wednesday. Many believe that the votes of Communist Party MPs may tip the scales in Friday’s presidential elections. The party has yet to rule out fielding a third candidate, who would stand against both Mr Klaus and Mr Švejnar, at the last minute.

Author: Rosie Johnston