Roithová files candidacy to run for president

Christian Democrat Euro MP Zuzana Roithová has officially filed candidacy papers to run in the country’s upcoming presidential election, joining fellow competitors such as former prime minister Jan Fischer, former prime minister Miloš Zeman, deputy head of the Senate Přemysl Sobotka, and Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg. Mrs Roithová received around 81,000 signatures backing her candidacy – some 31 thousand more than needed. The first round of the first direct presidential election in the country’s history will take place on January 11th and 12th.

Author: Jan Velinger