>> Incumbent Czech president Milos Zeman won a second five-year term on Saturday. The 73-year-old beat out pro European contender Jiri Drahos, and proved the popularity of his tough stance against immigration and his courtship of Russia and China. Zeman is the last prominent figure among active politicians from the country's post-Communist transitional period in the 1990s.
As well as his opinions on immigration, he was one of the few European politicians to back Donald Trump in the 2016 US presidential election. Zeman has attracted criticism over his warm relations with Russia's Vladimir Putin, and calls to end EU sanctions against Moscow imposed over its annexation of Crimea.
He's also keen to hold an in-or-out referendum over the country's membership of the European Union. Jiri Drahos, Zeman's rival in the election, is far more pro EU and could have set the country apart from its ex-communist peers Poland and Hungary. They have both locked horns with the bloc.