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Švejnar starts tour of Czech regions ahead of presidential elections

Presidential hopeful Jan Švejnar has started his tour of the Czech Republic, canvassing support for his presidential bid. On Wednesday, Mr Švejnar visited the Moravian town of Zlín, where he gave a lecture at the city’s Tomáš Baťa University. Next stop on the campaign trail was Kroměříž, where Mr Švejnar met with inhabitants. In the next three weeks, Mr Švejnar is set to visit České Budějovice, Brno and Hradec Králové, before ending his tour in Ostrava on January 30. Mr Švejnar is pitted against the incumbent president and favourite, Vaclav Klaus, in next month’s presidential elections. He has been pledged the support of the opposition Social Democrats, as well as the Communists and the Greens, though he would still need the support of more MPs and senators to win.