Communists adopting new strategy for presidential election

07-01-2008

The Czech Communist Party is considering a new strategy for the presidential election to be held in February, the daily Hospodářské noviny reported on Monday. In the race between the incumbent Václav Klaus and the only other candidate, the US-based Czech-born economist Jan Švejnar, communist MPs and senators might support neither of the of the two in the first round and bring in their own candidate for the second. With the current composition of the lower and upper houses of Parliament, both candidates are competing for the 29 communist votes that might prove decisive in the ballot.