Personalities back Schwarzenberg in new appeal
A number of well-known personalities have expressed support for presidential candidate Karel Schwarzenberg ahead of the deciding round of the presidential election. Public figures who signed an appeal maintaining that Mr Schwarzenberg would unite Czech citizens was signed by sociologist Ivan Gabal, musician Michael Kocáb, former interior minister Jan Ruml and others. The second round of the election is to be held this weekend. Others who had already expressed support for Mr Schwarzenberg include filmmakers Miloš Forman and Zdeněk Svěrák.
Miloš Zeman, the other candidate running, has also received his share of support from well-known personalities: they include performers Daniel Hůlka, Helena Vondráčková, Lucie Bílá, and actors Jiřina Bohdalová and Martin Dejdar.