Politicians condemn aggression in election campaign, but say Babiš shares blame

Czech politicians have condemned the aggression accompanying the presidential election campaign directed primarily against candidate Andrej Babiš while pointing out that he has significantly contributed to the growing tension in society. Mr. Babiš said on Tuesday he had received a death threat and would no longer run a contact campaign for fear of his and his family’s safety. Prime Minister Petr Fiala said that while threats and violence had no place in civilized society, politicians had to learn to deal with them and try to diffuse the tension. He said Mr. Babiš was partly to blame for leading a divisive and aggressive campaign.