Presidential Elections 2013

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.

The Presidential Candidates

Photo: Šárka ŠevčíkováPhoto: Šárka Ševčíková Jana Bobošíková
Suverenita – Blok Jany Bobošíkové

Photo: Filip JandourekPhoto: Filip Jandourek Jiří Dienstbier
ČSSD

Photo: archive of the Czech GovernmentPhoto: archive of the Czech Government Jan Fischer
independent candidate

Photo: Jan ProfousPhoto: Jan Profous Táňa Fischerová
independent candidate

Photo: Official website of Vladimír FranzPhoto: Official website of Vladimír Franz Vladimír Franz
independent candidate

Photo: Šárka ŠevčíkováPhoto: Šárka Ševčíková Zuzana Roithová
KDU-ČSL

Photo: Filip JandourekPhoto: Filip Jandourek Karel Schwarzenberg
TOP 09

Photo: Filip JandourekPhoto: Filip Jandourek Přemysl Sobotka
ODS