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Czech republic  |  October 01, 2012 10:35:11

Czechs will choose a new president next year 11 and 12 January

PRAGUE (MEDIAFAX) - Czechs will go next year for the first time in its history, to elect a new president on the 11th and 12 January. The term direct elections announced on Monday, chairman of the Senate Milan Stech (CSSD).

Milan Stech was deciding between the two terms. In addition to the 11th and 12 January come into consideration even 18th and 19 January next year. The head of the Senate decided for the former term to "citizens had no complications and obstacles in access to the polls."

"In terms of 11 and 12 January see no obstructions. A citizens' access was the main reason, that I decided," Stech said.

Specifically, they took even a possible second round of elections if the president is not chosen in the first. Second, because under the law held fourteen days after the first round. If the first round was held at a later date, ie 18th and 19 January, the second round would have thought at the beginning of February.

"Due to the fact that on January 31 ends the first half of the school year and 1 February half-term, children and even to begin from February 4 in twelve districts of spring break, it is expected that many families will be leaving for a long weekend and leave, "said Stech. It was, he says, complications and hindrance of access to the polls. It therefore chose earlier election date.

Candidates now have until 6 November to apply.

Anyone interested in one of the highest constitutional posts should either get 50,000 signatures for a petition in support of their candidacy or nominate 20 Deputies or ten Senators.

Ministry of the Interior to 23 Nov. examine candidates who meet the statutory requirements and will be able to direct election officially admitted.

Interest presidential candidacy reported about 25 people, only six of them has satisfied the conditions of candidature. Parliamentary nominations have certain CSSD deputy chairman Jiri Dienstbier, Vice Sobotka (ODS), TOP 09 chairman Karel Schwarzenberg. Former Prime Minister Milos Zeman, Jan Fischer gained 50,000 signatures of citizens, it is also true of Jana Bobošíková.

The current polls show that in the first round none of the candidates wins and the second round should cede Zeman and Fischer.

Teresa Cheerful,

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