Czech Republic

Presidential 2008


The first three rounds of elections took place on 8 and 9 February 2008. Neither of the two candidates, Václav Klaus and Jan Švejnar, achieved 140 votes (Klaus was one short of the required total).

On 15 February the second election took place and a further candidate, Jana Bobošíková, was proposed by the Communist Party. However she withdrew her candidacy before the first round of voting.

  Václav Klaus Jan Švejnar
1st round 141 136
2nd round 141 126
3rd round 141 111

Václav Klaus was therefore re-elected as President.

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