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Submitted by JP on Sat, 01/14/2023 - 18:00
Retired general edges former PM in the first round of the Czech presidential election on Saturday

Retired general Petr Pavel scored a narrow win over ex-premier Andrej Babis in the first round of the Czech presidential election on Saturday.

Petr Pavel. Photo by Vit Simanek/CTK/PAP

With the ballots from 99.9 per cent of the polling statins counted, Pavel had 35.39 per cent of the vote compared with 35.00 per cent for Babis.