Poll indicates 82 percent could turn out in presidential election runoff

A new survey suggests there could be record turnout in the second round of elections to the Czech presidency at the end of next week. According to a Median survey for Czech Radio published on Friday some 82 percent of Czech voters are planning to go to the polls. Turnout out in the first round was 68 percent, the highest level seen since direct presidential elections began.

Bookies make former Czech Army chief Petr Pavel, who narrowly won the first round, the favourite to become the next head of state. However, the odds on his opponent Andrej Babiš have shortened.

Author: Ian Willoughby