Czechs Head to the Polls for Historic Presidential Election with High Stakes

Citizens of the Czech Republic headed to the polls today for the second round of the country’s presidential election. This runoff election comes after the first round of voting failed to yield a clear winner.

The top two contenders in the race are former Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and retired General Jiří Drahoš. Babiš has been campaigning on an anti-establishment platform, while Drahoš has promised to tackle corruption and the country’s economic problems.

In the lead-up to the election, Babiš has been playing on fears of war with Russia, while Drahoš has focused on his own experience and qualifications for the job.

The election is seen as a major test for Babiš, who has been embroiled in a corruption scandal. He has denied any wrongdoing, but the scandal has cast a long shadow over his candidacy.

No matter the outcome, the election is expected to have a major impact on the future of the Czech Republic. The results will be announced on Friday, and the winner will be sworn in on March 8.