Franz will vote for Zeman
One of the nine first-round presidential candidates, Vladimír Franz, has announced that he will vote for Miloš Zeman in the second round of the election this weekend. Though he did tell his voters that he will not recommend which candidate they should vote for. He also said that his choice is not an explicit endorsement of the candidate. He told the website iDnes.cz that Mr Zeman seems “more readable” to him than his opponent Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg. Mr Franz, who is a composer and a university professor, finished fifth in the first round with less than seven percent of the votes. The third-place candidate Jan Fischer had indirectly supported Miloš Zeman as well on Monday.