Former presidential candidate Hilšer to run for Senate

Surgeon Marek Hilšer, one of the candidates in the recent presidential election, who finished fifth in the first round with over eight percent (a little over 450,000 votes) announced on Monday he will run for the Czech Senate in the autumn election.

Mr Hilšer is planning to run in Prague in one of four possible districts. He is currently looking for possible support from some of the parties in the lower house, the Czech News Agency reported.