Cadier, David (2013) The new Czech President might bring about a change of rhetoric on Europe but a policy shift towards the EU appears unlikely. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (28 Jan 2013) Blog Entry.
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In the weekend’s presidential election in the Czech Republic, voters chose Miloš Zeman to succeed Václav Havel and Václav Klaus as the first directly elected President in the country’s history. A former prime minister for the left, he defeated the current foreign minister Karel Schwarzenberg (centre-right) in the second round of the elections on Saturday. David Cadier considers the potential policy implications of the result, arguing that despite Zeman’s previous pro-Europe rhetoric, a major policy shift away from the country’s cautious approach towards the EU seems unlikely in the short term.
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|Additional Information:||© 2013 The Authors|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)|
|Sets:||Departments > International Relations
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|Date Deposited:||21 Mar 2013 16:37|
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