published: 24.01.2013, 19:05 | updated: 24.01.2013 19:27:13
Prague - Tattooed artist Vladimir Franz, who ran for Czech president but did not advance from the first round of the direct election, will cast his vote for former socialist prime minister Milos Zeman in the runoff election, he told the website of weekly Tyden today.
Franz said he does not recommend to his voters whether to support Zeman or his rival, Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg (TOP 09).
The forthcoming election is "a choice between swine flu and bird flu. I have chosen swine flu," Franz says in a written statement available to CTK.
According to iDnes news server, Franz said he considers Zeman more predictable than Schwarzenberg.
Franz, a 53-year-old painter and composer with tattoos all over his body including his face and bald head, was not engaged in Czech politics before the presidential election. He ended fifth of nine candidates in the first round of the election, winning nearly 7 percent of the vote. He was popular especially among young people.
The election´s final round will be held on Friday and Saturday.
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