Now if only Laura Huhtasaari could pull off a long shot here in Finland….
Czech election result: EU panics as populist Zeman wins – and he WELCOMES EU referendum
THE Czech election has been won by Milos Zeman leading to a nightmare for the EU over the President’s populist policies and threats to hold a referendum on leaving the bloc.
Pro-EU academic Mr Drahos conceded defeat this afternoon before the final votes were counted.
It means Mr Zeman, aged 73, has secured a second term in charge of the nation, beating pro-EU academic Drahos.
And he did it on the back of a tough stance against immigration and courtship of closer ties with Russia and China.
During a TV debate, Mr Zeman said Czech citizens should have a direct say on political issues and that he is not opposed to a referendum on EU membership.
He said: “Brexit is a decision that must be respected.”
Political analyst Michael Romancov said afterwards: “Zeman never questioned the Czech membership in the EU, but on the other hand he said he would welcome a referendum on exit and in practice he significantly deviated from both EU and NATO.”