By: AP | Prague |
Published: January 13, 2018 4:13 pm

Presidential candidate Michal Horacek casts his vote as his wife Michaela and daughter Julie look on during the presidential election’s first round vote in Roudnice nad Labem (50 kilometres/31 miles North of Prague), on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (Ondrej Hajek/CTK via AP)  

The Czechs are casting ballots for a second day in their presidential election. President Milos Zeman, 73, is seeking re-election and is considered the favorite to win the first-round vote taking place Friday and Saturday.

The former president of the Academy of Sciences, Jiri Drahos, and popular song writer Michal Horacek are considered his major challengers among the eight other candidates. If no candidate achieves a majority, the top two will face each other in a runoff in two weeks.

Zeman was elected…

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