…says nothing major will happen if upcoming election is delayed

In related news, President Klaus on Sunday said that “nothing crazy” would happen if the upcoming direct election to find his successor was delayed and the country was without a president for several weeks. More than two candidates who were unable to register official bids, are petitioning the Constitutional Court over the legislation on direct elections, which could lead to postponing the vote in the second and third weeks of January. Mr Klaus reminded viewers that the country was without a president for more than six months in 1992 prior to the Czech and Slovak split, and for around six weeks prior to his own election.

Author: Jan Velinger