Prague, January 14 – Former Prime Minister and billionaire Andrej Babis, after counting the data of 50% of polling stations, leads in the first round of the Czech presidential elections with 38.3% of the vote, his main rival is the former head of the NATO Military Committee Petr. Pavel, the gap narrowed to 6 percentage points, which is 32.3%, according to the Czech Statistical Office.
After counting the data of 1% of polling stations, Babisch was ahead with 42%, and Pavel received 29% of the vote.
The presidential elections were held in the republic on Friday and Saturday, and according to preliminary data, about 68% of registered voters participated in them, who had the opportunity to give preference to one of eight candidates. If none of the competitors managed to get more than 50% of the votes in the first round, the second round will take place on January 27-28.