Poll: ex-PM Fischer increases lead in presidential race

Former prime minister Jan Fischer has increased his lead in the Czech presidential race, according to a new poll by ppm factum. The poll suggests that 28.1 percent of people would vote for Mr Fischer. Another ex-prime minister, Miloš Zeman, was second in the survey, with 19.4 percent of respondents saying they would cast their ballots for him. Since September, Mr Fischer’s lead over Miloš Zeman increased by some 3.5 percent. The poll also shows that around 10 percent of voters would support Czech-Japanese entrepreneur Tomio Okamura while the Social Democrat candidate, Jiří Dienstbier, would receive 8.8 percent of the vote.

Author: Jan Richter