Most defeated candidates endorse Jiří Drahoš in second round

Most of the defeated candidates, including Pavel Fischer, Marek Hilšer and Mirek Topolánek, have given their endorsement to Jiří Drahoš in the second round of the presidential election.

Michal Horáček said he would support any candidate running against Miloš Zeman in the second round, while former Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek called on his voters not to stay at home in the second round and vote for Jiří Drahoš.

Vratislav Kulhánek, who finished last in the first round of the presidential elections, has also given his backing to Mr Drahoš, arguing that era of Miloš Zeman was over.