Miloš Zeman called winner of Czech presidential poll

Czech News agency CTK called the presidential vote in favour of current head of state Miloš Zeman at 15.35 local time.

The call came as Zeman had around 52% support against challenger Jiří Drahoš’ 48 percent. Around 96 percent of electoral districts were counted or around 5.0 million votes. The turnout was given as around 66.5 percent.

Zeman, 73, would be the first head of state to be returned to office in a nationwide poll.