Senate chairman makes clear specific dates for next presidential election still to be chosen

The chairman of the Senate, Milan Štěch has said he has yet considered which of four possible dates could be chosen for the Czech Republic’s first-ever direct presidential election. Voters will be able to choose a successor to current Václav Klaus at the earliest next January 11 and 12, 2013 and February 1 and 2 at the latest. Mr Štěch told the Czech news agency that the matter was being looked at by senatorial committees overseeing the changes. The change to the system of electing the president in the Czech Republic will see voters elect the new president directly, using a two-round system.

Author: Jan Velinger