Turnout just under 60 percent

According to public broadcaster Czech TV, voter turnout in the early election was just under 60 percent; 40 percent of voters cast their ballot on Friday, but Saturday saw a relative drop in the numbers. Parts of Prague saw lower turnout than for example three years ago: in 2010, 69 percent in the city’s Jižní město voted; this time, the turnout was not as strong: between 55 and 61 percent. Other parts of the country saw a similar turnout, according to information released by the Czech News Agency earlier on Saturday the regions of Plzeň, Hradec Králové and Zlín saw numbers of around 50 percent or more.

Author: Jan Velinger