Zeman’s rivals say president should coordinate foreign trips with government

The president of the Czech Republic should coordinate his foreign trips with the government, according to the eight presidential candidates who are challenging incumbent head of state Miloš Zeman for the country’s top post.

In a poll conducted by the ctk news agency all of them said they would fully respect this. Many are openly critical of the fact that Miloš Zeman’ s activities and statements are not always in line with the government’s foreign policy, sending mixed signals abroad.

Under the Constitution of the Czech Republic, is it the government which moulds the country’s foreign policy, not the head of state.