Retired army general Petro Pavel won the presidential election in the Czech Republic.
This is reported by "European Truth".
In the second round of the election, the retired NATO general won more than 57% of the vote in more than three quarters of the counted precincts, and it is already clear that his competitor, former prime minister and populist billionaire Andrii Babish from the ANO movement, will not be able to beat him.
After counting the votes from almost 94% of the precincts, Pavlo received 57.5%.
According to the interim results, almost 70% of voters who have the right to vote came to the polling station. This is a record turnout.
On March 8, Pavlo will replace Milos Zeman as head of state.
The former chairman of the NATO military committee Petro Pavlo won in all but four regions, reports Aktualne. He was in the lead from the very beginning of the vote counting, Pavlo won the largest percentage in Prague - more than three quarters of the votes. Babis received the most support in the Moravian-Silesian and Ustec Voivodeships.
We will remind you that the last days before the second round were remembered by Babish's statement that he was ceasing contacts with voters as part of the presidential campaign due to threats of murder and provocation against Pavel - unknown persons launched disinformation that the candidate had allegedly died, creating a fake website for this purpose and mailing list