Presidential campaign winds down with concerts, cakes and War with the Newts
Campaigning in the country’s first presidential elections is drawing to a close. With polling stations due to open at 2pm on Friday, the pressure is easing up and political debates are being replaced by a party atmosphere at concerts and happenings.
“It’s a wonderful occasion. What’s really great about this is that all these people are my friends. It’s not a commercial event at which singers have been paid to support me.”
“The people here are positively glowing. There’s a feeling that they can change something and that’s what I value the most.”
Former prime minister Milos Zeman basked in the approval of his own supporters at a concert on Old Town Square. Among those who made an appearance were singer Daniel Hulka, Ladislav Kerndl and saxophone player Felix Slovacek. But Mr. Zeman had more celebrities up his sleeve. The country’s first astronaut Vladimír Remek and the country’s number one female singer Lucie Bílá who is reported to be “in his camp”.
“I remember attending Lucie Bílá’s concert in Pardubice. She invited me on state and to my great surprise told the crowd I was her choice for president.”