Czech Republic just re-elected a pro-Trump nationalist president

Zeman's victory represents a new Czech threat to Europe
January 29, 2018, 4:32pm
Harriet Dedman/VICE News. 

Czech President Miloš Zeman was elected for a second term Saturday, fending off centrist and pro-EU academic Jiri Drahos in a presidential race that fast became a referendum on Czech identity.

The nationalistic, pro-Trump and anti-EU Zeman is notorious for his brash style of politics, anti-migration rhetoric and as the defender of the country he now calls "Czechia."

In 2017, the EU survived challenges from right-wing parties in the West of Europe, but in 2018 its authority is under threat from populism in the East. Zeman has been vocal in his demands for a referendum on EU membership, which is creating another headache for Brussels.

This segment originally aired Jan. 26, 2018, on VICE News Tonight on HBO.