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Schwarzenberg to stand for presidency

Czech Position |
21 October 2011

Minister of foreign affairs and leader of the center-right party TOP 09, Karel Schwarzenberg, has stated that he would only consider standing as a presidential candidate in 2013 if direct elections are introduced. Nevertheless, it appears that President Václav Klaus' spate of recent attacks upon TOP 09 and Schwarzenberg personally may have prompted the foreign minister to reconsider.