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[26.01.2018 9:22 UTC] Chris Johnstone
Around 2.6 million watch final Czech presidential duel

An estimated 2.6 million people watched the final televised presidential debate between current head of state Miloš Zeman and challenger Jiří Drahoš on public broadcaster Czech Television on Thursday night.

Many commentators reckoned honours were fairly even between the two in a much more subdued setting than the rowdy atmosphere on commercial broadcaster Prima two days earlier.

Questions focused on Zeman’s presidential team and advisors, foreign relations, campaign backers, and the candidates’ stand over outgoing prime minister and ANO leader Andrej Babiš, who is facing criminal charges.