romea - logo
August 16, 2018
extended search

Czech President Zeman re-elected

27.1.2018 20:03
Miloš Zeman after winning the 2018 presidential election in the Czech Republic. (PHOTO:  Czech Television)
Miloš Zeman after winning the 2018 presidential election in the Czech Republic. (PHOTO: Czech Television)

Miloš Zeman has been re-elected President of the Czech Republic. He won 51.36 % of the vote, 1 % less than five years ago.

The incumbent had an advantage over his rival already from the first preliminary results. After the first 5 % of precincts were counted he was ahead with roughly 58 % of the votes tallied.

Gradually his gains fell below 52 %. Five years ago he won with 54.8 % of the vote.

Despite losing 1 % of the total returns compared to 2013, due to increased voter turnout Zeman received more votes in absolute terms than he did during the final round in 2013. Back then he was elected by about 2.7 million people, while today he was elected by approximately 2.8 million.

Zeman won in 10 regions, while his opponent, Drahoš, won in four regions including Prague. Drahoš also won the vote of Czechs living abroad.

Voters preferred Drahoš in the Central Bohemian, Hradec Králové, and Liberec Regions. Zeman won all the rest, most significantly in the Moravian-Silesian Region.

The final round of voting involved a record turnout, with participation in excess of 66 % after 97 % of precincts had been counted. Five years ago just 59 % of voters cast ballots in the final round.

ryz, translated by Gwendolyn Albert
Views: 438x

Don't miss:

Related articles:


Prezident, Prezidentské volby, Prezidentské volby 2018, Aktuality


--ilustrační foto--

Tomáš Ščuka: Romani people need competent representation first and foremost, not Romani representation at all costs

1.8.2018 10:04
I would like to discuss one of the big deficiencies in the Romani community, and that is the active participation of Romani people in political life. Thanks to the existence of online social networks, which make communications and the opportunity to share opinions so easy, we have recently been able to follow different calls to action, discussions, and similar inputs from the widest possible sample of Romani people across the Czech Republic who are frequently expressing their views of the necessity for higher participation by our community and sharing their perspectives.
 full story

--ilustrační foto--

Edita Stejskalová calls on Czech Govt to create the position of Commissioner for Romani Affairs

1.8.2018 6:48
Speaking yesterday at a demonstration in Prague, Edita Stejskalová, a civil society member of the Czech Government Council on Romani Minority Affairs, called for the Czech Government to immediately create the position of a Commissioner for Romani Affairs. "Romani people do not live in poverty and social exclusion by choice! Romani people are entitled to equal, fair treatment! Romani people do not want to live on the fringes of society! Romani people are demanding that EU institutions and their own Governments educate society to respect the rights of all citizens, and we ask the courts to thoroughly punish advocacy of political opinions based on theories of racial superiority! Romani people demand adequate protection of their lives and personalysecurity, as is guaranteed to all citizens! Romani people demand active, seriously-conceived participation from the national to the international level in decision-making processes," she called on the authorities in a speech that news server is publishing in full translation below.
 full story

--ilustrační foto--

Slovak Govt Plenipotentiary for the Romani Community: Žilina is a textbook example of hate crime

27.7.2018 8:12
The recent attack on Romani people in Žilina, Slovakia, one of whom is hospitlaized with a brain hemorrhage, is a textbook example of hate crime according to the Slovak Government Plenipotentiary for the Romani Community, Ábel Ravasz (a member of the Most-Híd party), and should be prosecuted as one. The chair of the Romani Union civic association in Slovakia (ÚRS), František Tanko, says Romani people abroad and in Slovakia are outraged by the racist crime and have announced a protest march in Žilina.
 full story


Každý diskutující musí dodržovat PRAVIDLA DISKUZE SERVERU Moderátoři serveru si vyhrazují právo bez předchozího upozornění skrýt nevhodné příspěvky z diskuse na Ty pak budou viditelné jen pro vás a vaše přátele na Facebooku. Při opakovaném porušení pravidel mohou moderátoři zablokovat zobrazování vašich příspěvků v diskusích na ostatním uživatelům.

More articles from category

romea - logo