Today, the former senior representative of the Czech army and NATO, Petr Pavel, will officially announce his candidacy for the presidency of the republic and start the election campaign.
It will happen at the press conference he called for the morning. Pavel is among the main favorites of the January elections.
He repeatedly confirmed his interest in participating in the election race in the past. His campaign should officially start today, during which he will also collect the 50,000 signatures of citizens needed to register his candidacy.
According to public opinion polls and bookmakers, together with the chairman of the ANO movement, Andrej Babiš, Pavel is the main favorite in the elections. Whether former Prime Minister Babiš will join them is not yet certain. He wants to announce his decision probably at the end of October.
Other confirmed participants in the elections include, among others, the chairman of trade unions Josef Středula, former rector Danuše Nerudová, senator Marek Hilšer and businessman Karel Janeček.
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