Czech President Vaclav Klaus was nominated as a candidate in February's presidential election Wednesday by the party he founded, the conservative Civic Democratic Party (ODS). If successful, Klaus, 66, would have a second five-year term in office.
A total of 81 ODS members of parliament and 41 ODS senators put Klaus, their former party chairman, forward for re-election in Prague.
In the Czech Republic, the head of state is elected by the 200- seat parliament and 81-seat Senate in a process that takes several stages to complete.
The opposition has so far been unable to unite behind a joint opponent to Klaus.
Economics expert Jan Svejnar has presented himself to the factions, but he has said he will not decide whether to take part until December.
The ruling ODS hopes to push through Klaus's re-election with help from its coalition partners.
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