Another two candidates – Vladimír Dlouhý and Vladimír Franz – are planning to register next week for the direct presidential elections, the news agency ČTK reported on Saturday. Both candidates have collected 50,000 signatures needed to enter the race. The deadline for registering will expire on Tuesday, November 5. Mr Dlouhý, a Goldman Sachs consultant and former government minister, will present his programme in Prague on Wednesday, his campaign said. Theatre and opera composer Vladimír Franz will stage a march through the capital on Monday.
Some 25 people have expressed intentions to run for the office of Czech president; polls mostly favour former PM Jan Fischer ahead of another former PM Miloš Zeman. The
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