Retired general Petr Pavel defeats billionaire Andrej Babiš in the second round of the Czech presidential election with 90% of the vote counted.
The former commander of the Czech General Staff, retired General Petr Pavel defeats billionaire Andrei Babis in the second round of the Czech presidential election. After counting 90% of the votes, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala congratulated Pavel on his election as head of state, České noviny reports.
“The civilian candidate won, the values he represented won,” Fiala said.
Radio Liberty notes that Pavel also supports military assistance to Ukraine and even raised funds for this on his own initiative. He is considered a great friend of Ukraine.
For those who voted for Pavel, and for those who follow Czech politics, he is a man of principle and integrity.
Voting in the Czech Republic lasted two days – January 27 and 28.
Recall that Pavel’s rival Andrei Babish said that if he is elected president, he will not send Czech soldiers to Poland and the Baltic countries if Russia nevertheless attacks Europe.
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