Uncertainty over meeting of outgoing and incoming presidents

It is unclear when president-elect Petr Pavel and incumbent Miloš Zeman will meet before the former’s inauguration. Mr. Pavel said on Wednesday that he expected the current head of state would call such talks and saw no reason to request them himself.

However, Mr. Zeman has said that if the incoming head of state asks for a meeting he will be glad to see him.

Mr. Pavel said on Wednesday evening that it was clear that the two would have to meet.

Author: Ian Willoughby