Czech Republic’s pro-Russian president has been re-elected for a second 5-year term.
In a run-off vote on Friday and Saturday, Milos Zeman beat pro-EU academic Jiri Drahos.
The country’s statistics office says Zeman received about 51 percent of the votes, while Drahos got about 49 percent.
Zeman is a veteran politician and a former left-wing prime minister. He is critical of the EU and supports closer ties with Russia and China. Drahos is a former head of the Czech Academy of Sciences.
Zeman mainly won support from rural voters, while Drahos was backed by many voters in urban areas.
Zeman says he will reappoint Andrej Babis as prime minister. Babis is the leader of a new right-wing party called ANO, which won the general election in October.
Babis resigned last week after it failed to win a confidence vote in parliament.