Czech Republic elects Petr Pavel as its President

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Prague, Jan. 29, (BNA): The Czech Republic has elected Petr Pavel as its president.


After a near tie in the first round, Pavel beat Andrej Babis, former Czech Prime Minister, winning 57.8 percent of the votes to 42.2 percent, with over 97 percent of the votes counted, WAM news agency reported.


Pavel is set to take office in March, succeeding the current Czech President, Milos Zeman.