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Pro-Russian Zeman Wins Second Term as Czech President

Pro-Russian incumbent Milos Zeman was re-elected Czech president on Saturday, narrowly outpacing his pro-European liberal rival Jiri Drahos in a knife-edge runoff that underscored deep divisions in the European Union and NATO state. The Kremlin was quick to offer its congratulations in a statement, saying that "Vladimir Putin emphasized Russia's appreciation for Mr. Zeman's stance favoring friendly Russian-Czech relations." The populist ex-communist Zeman took 51.36...

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