Posted 7 марта 07:17

Published 7 марта 07:17

Modified 7 марта 08:02

Updated 7 марта 08:02

Initiative of the day: the new leader of the Czech Republic called for limiting the presidency to one term

7 марта 2023, 07:17
The ex-head of the NATO Military Committee, General Petr Pavel (pictured), who was elected President of the Czech Republic, called for limiting the rule of the head of state to one five-year term.

According to RBC with reference to the statement of the Czech leader, the possibility of being re-elected to the post of head of state again is fraught with the fact that the president in the second term will not perform his functions 100%, but only "enjoy" power.

"I think it would be reasonable if a person spent one term in this position", - said Peter Pavel.

The inauguration of the new head of state in the Czech Republic will take place on March 9. Peter Pavel won in the second round of the presidential election, gaining 58.32% of the vote. His opponent Andrey Babish received 41.67%.

Prior to the election of 61-year-old Pavel, the laws of the country allowed the president to be elected by popular vote for five-year terms no more than twice.

Earlier, the initiative to limit the presidency to one seven-year term was made by the head of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. This reform was the result of mass protests against the irremovability of power in the country and against the cult of personality of ex-head of state Nursultan Nazarbayev. The scale of the popular uprisings that broke out in January 2022 turned out to be so great that the Kazakh authorities could not cope with them on their own and had to call the CSTO military forces, including representatives of Russia, to help. After the suppression of the riots, the foreign military left Kazakhstan, and large-scale political reforms began in the country.