Pro-Russian Milos Zeman wins Czech Republic presidential runoff

Czech Republic President Milos Zeman on Saturday won the country’s presidential election runoff, official results showed.

The national statistics office CSU said with results from more than 98 percent of voting districts counted, Zeman had 51.5 percent of the vote versus 48.5 percent for his opponent, former Academy of Sciences head Jiri Drahos.

Turnout was 66.5 percent of the country’s 8.4 million eligible voters, the CSU reported.

Polls closed at 2 p.m. local time (1300 UTC) on Saturday following two days of voting, and the first results began to trickle out shortly after.

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