Presidential candidate Fischer to run for Senate seat

Unsuccessful Czech presidential candidate Pavel Fischer has announced he will stand for Senate elections in the Prague 12 district as an independent.

Fischer, who scored a surprise third place in the first round of elections with 10.23 percent of support, announced his decision on Thursday.

The former diplomat said he would like to specialise in the upper house of parliament in foreign policy, defence policy, and help for the regions. He added that he would seek support from other political parties.