Czech President Milos Zeman has won a second term in office following a tight run-off vote against rival Jiri Drahos, APA reports quoting BBC.
Mr Zeman, who fiercely opposes immigration and objects to EU sanctions against Russia, took 52% of the vote to beat Mr Drahos, a pro-EU academic with no prior political experience.
Voter turnout on Saturday was over 66%.
The role of the Czech president is influential; Mr Zeman can name the prime minister and sign bills passed by parliament into law.
He has promised to give Prime Minister Andrej Babis, a billionaire businessman, a second chance to form a government after his minority cabinet lost a confidence vote in parliament last week.
Mr Zeman's current presidency does not end until March, so he plans to reappoint Mr Babis next month.
His position also allows him to appoint central bank board members and judges.