Pavel Fischer, the former Czech ambassador to France and current head of the STEM polling agency, is reportedly set to run for president in the election next January. An official announcement is expected on Thursday.
The head of Christian Democrats’ deputies’ club Petr Šilar confirmed that Mr Fischer had support from 10 senators, one of the means of launching a bid.
Another is gathering signatures from 50,000 people in support of one’s candidacy.
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