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Ex-prime minister elected new Czech president

CZECH REPUBLIC

PRAGUE — A former left-leaning prime minister staged a big return to power Saturday by winning the Czech Republic’s first directly elected presidential vote. With all ballots counted, Milos Zeman won 54.8 percent of the vote for the largely ceremonial post, the Czech Statistics Office said. His opponent, conservative Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg, had 45.2 percent. (AP)

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