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Czech Republic secures pro-West direction as ex-NATO general wins

2023-01-29 10:14:43       source:The Aljazeera

January 27, 2023

Prague, Czech Republic – Former NATO General Petr Pavel will become the fourth president of this Central European nation after he won a bitterly fought election.

Hours after the polls closed on Saturday, Pavel was declared the winner of the second-round run-off vote. Preliminary results suggested he won 58.3 percent in the two-horse race.

The impressive margin of his victory over former Prime Minister Andrej Babis suggested a surge of support for liberal democracy, following several years in which populists have enjoyed the upper hand.

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