International media reacts to presidential election

World media sources have taken different approaches to reporting on the first round of the Czech presidential elections, which took place this weekend. The British newspaper The Telegraph described highest scoring Miloš Zeman as a ‘chain-smoking former communist’. The Russian media presented the upcoming second round of elections as a duel between a Russia-friendy and a russo-skeptic candidate. French and Belgian media noted a positive change to a more pro-European stance that will take place no matter who wins in the second round of the elections. While, the German newspaper Berliner Zeitung wrote on Monday that neither of the candidates who went through to the second round of elections would be as worthy as the Czech Republic’s first two presidents, Václav Klaus and Václav Havel.

Author: Masha Volynsky