Among the first to congratulate Mr Klaus was his predecessor, Vaclav Havel. Mr Havel, currently on holiday abroad, sent a statement via his secretary wishing him the best of luck in his new post. Mr Havel also said he would be pleased to return to the Czech Republic to attend the new president's inauguration, which takes place on Friday at Prague Castle.
Karel Gott to get funeral with state honours as singer’s death is mourned at home and abroad
Beijing ends agreement with Prague – but can spat harm Czech capital?
Czech pop music legend Karel Gott dies at the age of 80
Karel Gott’s Mona Lisa to be put up for auction
Czechs observe day of mourning for pop idol Karel Gott