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Prime Minister Milos Zeman wins the Czech election

Milos Zeman (C) leaves after casting his vote during the second round of the Czech presidential election in Prague. Credit: Reuters/Petr Josek Snr

Leftist former prime minister Milos Zeman won the Czech Republic's first direct presidential election, partial results showed today.

Mr Zeman, 68, was leading by 55.8 to 44.2 per cent over Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg, a prince from a centuries-old aristocratic family, results from 93.75 percent of voting districts showed.