The owner and chief presenter of the Czech Republic’s most controversial television channel, Jaromír Soukup, is running for president.
“The election comes in 2023. I see quite decent support according to data, and my name has a high reputation, liked by almost 90 percent of the population. Only 10 percent of them don’t really need me. So I will try, we will see how it goes,” he said during his show on TV Barrandov, the channel he owns.
The 50-year-old hosts a number of TV shows, including one in which he provides a forum for the current president, Miloš Zeman, every week.
Earlier this year Mr. Soukup founded his own political party in order to participate in European parliamentary elections, with the aims to defend Czech national interests from corrupt politicians and oligarchs.
In Ukraine, a former television personality, Volodymyr Zelensky, looks set to become the country’s president when voting takes place in the second round of the country’s presidential election on April 21.