President Zeman agrees to face Jiří Drahoš in TV debate

Czech president Miloš Zeman, who is running for re-election, is ready to take part in a television debate with his rival Jiří Drahoš ahead of the second round of presidential election.

Mr Zeman made the announcement at a press conference on Saturday after over 99 percent of the vote was counted. The incumbent Czech president has so far refused to take part in any debates with other candidates.

Speaking from the headquarters of the Party of Civic Rights in Prague’s Hradčany, Mr Zeman thanked his supporters and asked them to come to the second round of the presidential election.