In January 2013, Czechs will – for the first time – elect the head-of-state in direct elections. Until now, the president was always elected by a joint-session of Parliament. The changes in the system have allowed a broader number of candidates to run, including a well-known Czech artist, a member of European Parliament and two former prime ministers.
Over the next fortnight or so, Radio Prague profiles each of the candidates, one of whom will become the next president.
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