President Klaus blames aggressive election campaigning on bad legislation, sensationalist media

Czech President Václav Klaus has blamed aggressive political campaign ahead of May’s general election on what he called a bad electoral law and sensationalist media. Speaking to secondary school students in Brno on Monday, Mr Klaus said that regularly televised election debates of political leaders were unique to the Czech Republic, as only top political leaders meet for high-profile debates in other countries. The Czech president also criticized the country’s legislation which in his view allows post-election stalemates. Mr Klaus also lashed out against what he called “media pop-culture” interfering with campaigning.

Author: Jan Richter