Overwhelming victory in Prague, Pavel won more than 76%
The new Czech president, Petr Pavel, won the second round of the presidential elections in Prague by a landslide. He got more than 76% of the votes here. The leader of the ANO movement and unsuccessful candidate for the presidency, Andrej Babiš, did not even get a quarter of the votes in the capital.
Pavel dominated most of the regions, he also experienced a landslide victory in the Central Bohemia region, where he won more than 63% of the votes. In the finish line with 51.5%, he finally won in the Olomouc region, where he was next to Andrej Babiš for a long time. The Královéhradecký region (almost 60%), the South Moravian region (about 59%) or the Pardubice region (roughly 58%) performed similarly.
It was tighter in the Olomouc region, in which Andrej Babiš led for a long time. However, Petr Pavel overtook him at the finish line, and in the end he won this region with 51.5%.
On the other hand, he was unsuccessful in the Ústí Region, where former Prime Minister Andrej Babiš won less than 54.5% of the vote. Petr Pavel lost here even though he won very narrowly (by 99 votes) in Ústí nad Labem, where he received 50.11% of the votes.
Incumbent President Miloš Zeman will be president until Wednesday, March 8, when his mandate ends. Petr Pavel will take office a day later, on Thursday, March 9.