With just months to go before the Czech Republic’s presidential election, former Prime Minister Andrej Babis officially announced his candidacy on Friday.
The 68-year-old billionaire is currently on trial over fraud accusations, with critics warning he could use his time as president to delay proceedings.
What did Babis say?
After months of speculation, the former prime minister announced his bid for the Czech Republic’s highest office.
“I will run for the post of president of the Czech Republic,” Babis wrote in a post on Facebook.
Czechs head to the polls on January 13 and January 14 in the first round of the presidential vote. A runoff election is expected to take place two weeks later.
“Surveys don’t give me much of a chance, but I’m a fighter,” Babis told TV station…