The Czech Republic doesn’t, contrary to the USA, elect the president directly. The 281 decisive votes comes from congressmen and senators. Last days brought disputes, how the president should be elected.
Should the election be secret, or public? The lawmakers couldn’t decide on the eve of elections to Prague Castle. Both the candidates, Vaclav Klaus and Jan Svejnar, indirectly expressed they agree with the present state of things; secret election.
The CSSD Social Democrats and the KSCM communist party back public voting, the ODS Civic democrats are strongly opposing. There has been debates in the parliament until the night. Right now, when the elections are on their way, all the 281 executives still debate, whether secret or public.