The President Of Russia Vladimir Putin
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MOSCOW, January 27. /TASS./ The President of Russia Vladimir Putin sent a congratulatory message to Milos Zeman in connection with his re-election as President of the Czech Republic. This was reported on Saturday the press service of the Kremlin.
“In the congratulation the President of Russia stressed that the results of the elections confirmed the high authority of M. Zeman as an experienced and responsible policy for realizing the interests and aspirations of the Czech people. Vladimir Putin noted that Russia highly appreciates the principled stand of M. Zeman in favor of development of friendly Russian-Czech relations, mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields”, – stated in the message.
Zeman was re-elected President of the Czech Republic at the end of the Saturday second round of elections. He received 51,36% of the vote. For his opponent, the former head of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Jiri Dragos voted from 48.63% of the voters. Voter turnout was 66.6%.