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Latest update : 2013-01-15

A new occupant for Prague Castle

The Czech Republic is choosing a new president. It's an historic event, as it's the first election with universal suffrage since independence. Previously, it fell to Parliament to elect a President. But not any longer. Now there are nine candidates in the running to replace outgoing leader Vaclav Klaus. It remains to be seen if his successor will take the country in a less euro-sceptic direction.

By Kate WILLIAMS , Mounia BEN AÏSSA

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