Saturday, January 26, 2013

Radio Prague Today 1.26.2013

Articles posted today

Miloš Zeman becomes first directly elected Czech president

Miloš Zeman is set to become the first directly elected president in Czech history. Following a divisive campaign, the former Social Democrat prime minister defeated his second-round rival, Karel Schwarzenberg, by 55 percent to 45 percent. The outgoing head of state, Václav Klaus, has welcomed the result.

Analyst discusses campaigns, turning points and outcome of presidential election

Miloš Zeman was the favourite against Karel Schwarzenberg in the presidential election so his win did not come altogether as a surprise; all the same, observers expected it to be a good deal closer. Radio Prague spoke to political analyst Petr Just about the result.

When every vote counts

Welcome to this week's SoundCzech, a series where we teach you useful Czech words and phrases through songs. Today we will listen to Tomáš Klus's song Panu bohu do oken. And since this is the presidential election weekend, we will focus on words connected with voting. The word you want to look for first is "volič".