Presidential elections 2023
Retired army general, Petr Pavel, has been elected the next president of Czechia. He will be sworn in on March 9.
Mr. Pavel promised to be a president for all citizens, work for the good of the country and bring decency, respect and humility to society.
Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala welcomed the outcome of the elections as a victory of human decency, democracy and Western values.
Petr Pavel has been elected as Czechia’s fourth president. A career soldier, Pavel served as Chief of the Czech General Staff and as Chair of NATO’s Military Committee.
Retired army general Petr Pavel is set to become Czechia’s next president after winning a sweeping victory in the second round of presidential elections.
Jiří Přibáň on the abrasive campaigning style of presidential candidate Andrej Babiš – and whether he could be rein in the rhetoric and become a temperate head of state.
After coming second in round one of elections to the Czech presidency, Andrej Babiš attacked his rival for the post, Petr Pavel. But can his negative tactics work?
Ex-army chief Petr Pavel and former PM Andrej Babiš will go into a second-round run-off for the post of Czech president in a fortnight’s time after a close first round.
The first round of presidential elections is taking place in Czechia this Friday and Saturday.