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Election of the President of the Czech cost just 16,000 euros

February 22 2008

Held last week in the Czech Republic, the indirect presidential election cost the budget of the country only 400 thousand euros (about € 16,000). The main costs have fallen to a meal for members and office equipment. According to calculations the Office of the Czech Parliament, catering companies zarabaotali elections 120 thousand kronor (about € 6,000). At the sound, television and other equipment had been spent another 120 thousand euros, and parking on Hradcany Square deputy cars cost in the amount of 50 thousand euros for three days of voting.

If it Czech president chosen by popular vote rather than a decision of the Senate and the country's parliament, the cost of his election would have been one hundred and fifty times more. According to experts, one round of elections in this case would cost some 700 - 750 million kroons, reports Czech Walker.

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