President of the Czech Republic Vaclav Klaus announced his candidacy for the post of president for the next turn of office. The media had speculated his intentions for a longer time, yesterday Vaclav Klaus made his candidacy official.
Vaclav Klaus was elected President on 28th February 2003 and appointed on 7th March 2003. Politicians have less than a year to nominate other candidates. Vaclav Klaus is now the only serious candidate for the post.
Social democrats, the opposition party, wants to have their own candidate. Also the Green Party wants to nominate another candidate, most probably a woman. If Civil Democrats and Christian democrats agree on Vaclav Klaus, Klaus can rely on the majority of the Parliament. According to statistics, 73 % of Czech people trust President Vaclav Klaus.