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President of the Czech Republic
Flag of the president of the Czech Republic.svg
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Incumbent
Miloš Zeman

since 8 March 2013
Style His Excellency
Residence Prague Castle
Seat Prague, Czech Republic
Appointer Popular vote
Term length Five years
Renewable once, consecutively
Precursor President of Czechoslovakia
14 November 1918
Inaugural holder Václav Havel
2 February 1993
Formation Constitution of the Czech Republic
Salary 2,235,600 Kč ($ 86,830)
Website www.hrad.cz

The President of the Czech Republic is the elected formal head of state of the Czech Republic and the commander-in-chief of the Military of the Czech Republic. Unlike counterparts in other Central European countries such as Austria and Hungary, who are generally considered figureheads, the Czech president has a considerable role in political affairs. Because many powers can only be exercised with the signatures of both the President and the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, responsibility over some political issues is effectively shared between the two offices.

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