TI assesses campaign financing

The Czech branch of the watchdog Transparency International has assessed the openness of the nine presidential candidates as regards their campaign financing. It gave the worst marks to current head of state, Miloš Zeman, saying that he had not revealed details of sponsors or the nature of his spending so far. Other candidates place high in the polls also had flaws in their reporting but these were not so great, the report, placed on the watchdog’s website said.

Candidates face a spending limit of 30 million crowns in the first round with another 10 billion to be spent in the second, if needed.