clear
Wednesday October 17th, 2018 7:46PM

Zeman favorite to win 2nd term in Czech presidential vote

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic's controversy-courting president is seeking re-election this month in what will be the country's second election in which voters, instead of lawmakers, pick the person to fill the office.

Milos Zeman was elected to the largely ceremonial post in 2013 during the country's first direct presidential vote, a victory that returned the former left-leaning prime minister to power. In office, he's become known for strong anti-migrant rhetoric that united him with the populist right, and he has divided the nation with his pro-Russian stance and support for closer ties with China.

He was one of the few European leaders to endorse Donald Trump's bid for the White House.

Zeman, 73, is a favorite to win the election's first round vote on Friday and Saturday.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Elections, General Presidential Election News, AP World News
© Copyright 2018 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Greitens acknowledges affair, denies blackmail allegations
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens acknowledges he was "unfaithful" in his marriage but denies allegations that he blackmailed the woman he had an extramarital affair with to stay quiet
6:13AM ( 20 minutes ago )
10 Things to Know for Today
Among 10 Things to Know: Hundreds search for victims of Southern California mudslide; Trump group says memo supports its argument over emails sent to special counsel; Many state legislatures lack sexual misconduct policies, training
6:02AM ( 32 minutes ago )
Zeman favorite to win 2nd term in Czech presidential vote
The Czech Republic's controversy-courting anti-migrant president is seeking another five-year term in office in a presidential vote with eight challengers hopeful to replace him in the largely ceremonial post
5:58AM ( 35 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Gruff Alaska lawmaker now in charge of civility in US House
A gruff, no-nonsense Alaska lawmaker who once told a female colleague she didn't know what she was talking about is now in charge of ensuring civility in the U.S. House
2:33AM ( 4 hours ago )
Trump group says memo supports its argument over emails
The transition group for President Donald Trump contends that a memo in the hands of the General Services Administration will support its side in a dispute with the special counsel investigating Russian election meddling
12:31AM ( 6 hours ago )
Trump: 'Unlikely' he'd submit to a Russia probe interview
President Donald Trump is playing down the possibility that he'd give an interview to investigators looking into any coordination between his presidential campaign and Russia
12:30AM ( 6 hours ago )
AP Elections
Catalan separatists agree deal to re-elect Puigdemont
Catalonia's main separatist parties say they have agreed to re-elect fugitive Carles Puigdemont as president of the region later this month
5:31AM ( 1 day ago )
Politically important Florida gets a pass on drilling plan
The Trump administration's plan to open up U.S. coastline for offshore drilling is making room for an exception _ the state of Florida
12:47AM ( 1 day ago )
Arpaio's decision to run shakes up Senate race in Arizona
Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio's announcement that he'll run for the Senate seat being vacated by fellow Republican Jeff Flake potentially pits two conservative, pro-Donald Trump candidates against each other
11:54PM ( 1 day ago )
General Presidential Election News
EU backs under-fire Iran nuclear pact at Brussels talks
EU foreign ministers say that a key agreement curbing Iran's nuclear ambitions must be preserved as U.S. President Donald Trump weighs whether to pull out of the pact
5:07AM ( 1 hour ago )
Final day of talks on possible German government coalition
Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives were sitting down for a final day of talks with their prospective center-left partners to try and determine if there was enough common ground to begin formal coalition talks
4:55AM ( 1 hour ago )
Syrian insurgents in counteroffensive in northwestern area
Syrian insurgent groups launch counteroffensive against government forces in northwest, capture villages, take prisoners
4:46AM ( 1 hour ago )
AP World News
Greitens acknowledges affair, denies blackmail allegations
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens acknowledges he was "unfaithful" in his marriage but denies allegations that he blackmailed the woman he had an extramarital affair with to stay quiet
6:13AM ( 20 minutes ago )
10 Things to Know for Today
Among 10 Things to Know: Hundreds search for victims of Southern California mudslide; Trump group says memo supports its argument over emails sent to special counsel; Many state legislatures lack sexual misconduct policies, training
6:02AM ( 32 minutes ago )
Tattoos lead Thai police to arrest Japanese gang member
Thai police have arrested a 72-year-old Japanese fugitive who was recognized when his full-body tattoos were circulated online.
5:39AM ( 54 minutes ago )
Another GOP governor seeks exclusion from drilling proposal
Another Republican governor is asking the Trump administration to exclude his state from a plan to open more U.S. coastal waters to offshore oil drilling
5:39AM ( 55 minutes ago )
EU backs under-fire Iran nuclear pact at Brussels talks
EU foreign ministers say that a key agreement curbing Iran's nuclear ambitions must be preserved as U.S. President Donald Trump weighs whether to pull out of the pact
5:07AM ( 1 hour ago )