Over 500 Czechs in US and Canada cast ballots

Over 500 Czechs cast their ballots in the presidential election in the United States and Canada. The figure represents less than half the number of registered Czech voters in both countries and was lower than in the last Czech parliamentary elections. Voting began in the Western Hemisphere on Thursday, with the first Czechs going to the polls at the country’s diplomatic offices in Brazil and Argentina. Some 54.28 percent of Czech voters living abroad gave their backing to Mr. Schwarzenberg, while Mr. Zeman came second among them, with 10.11 percent.

Author: Ian Willoughby