Saturday, January 27, 2018

Czech election result: EU panics as populist Zeman wins - and WELCOMES EU referendum

Czech President Milos Zeman has won the country’s election, provisional results show, leading to a nightmare for the EU over his populist policies and threats to hold a referendum on leaving the EU.Results from 94.95 percent of voting districts showed Zeman led the run-off election round with 52.16 percent of the vote to 47.83 percent for his opponent Jiri Drahos. It means the 73-year-old looks to have secured a second term in charge of the nation, beating pro-EU academi Drahos. And he did it on the back of a tough stance against immigration and courtship of closer ties with Russia and China. And he did it on the back of a tough stance against immigration and courtship of closer ties with Russia and China. Mr Zeman has also caused panic in Brussels by failing to rule out his own Brexit-style referendum. During a TV debate, Mr Zeman said Czech citizens should have a direct say on political issues and that he is not opposed to a referendum on EU membership. He said: “Brexit is a decision that must be respected.”
https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/910776/Czech-election-result-latest-poll-2018-Milos-Zeman-Jiri-Drahos-president

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