Czech election: Milos Zeman wins presidential poll
Former PM Milos Zeman has won the Czech Republic's presidential election - the first time the position has been decided by direct popular vote.
He won 55% of votes in the second-round poll, compared to Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg's 45%.
Mr Zeman is seen as a hard-drinking, chain-smoking politician, known for his witty put-downs of opponents.
As Mr Zeman's supporters celebrated his win, the BBC's Rob Cameron explained the significance of his new role.
26 Jan 2013
- From the section Europe