Newly re-elected Czech president to head for Slovakia

President Miloš Zeman’s first foreign trip will be to neighbouring Slovakia where he intends to spend two days in the Tatra mountains, his spokesman announced.

Zeman spoke with his Slovak counterpart Andrej Kiska after his election victory was announced on Saturday. Traditionally newly elected Czech politicians and heads of state head for Slovakia on their first trips abroad.

Kiska’s campaign to win the Slovak presidency had been taken as a model by Zeman’s opponent in the elections, Jiří Drahoš, of how a newcomer could overcome an established political figure.