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.
While the president’s role is largely symbolic, the way he communicates and presents himself to the public is all the more important, says expert Denisa Hejlová.
Czechia is set to get a new head of state. Retired general Petr Pavel will be sworn into office on Thursday afternoon.
Wednesday will see Miloš Zeman step down after 10 years as Czech president. But where does he stand in post 1989 Czech politics? And what will his legacy be?
After a divisive and sometimes bitter campaign, Petr Pavel beat Andrej Babiš by a decisive margin in the Czech presidential elections at the weekend.
Hundreds of supporters thronged Petr Pavel’s HQ in Prague on Saturday. Among them were well-known personalities, who gave their reactions to his election as presdident.
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.