The current president, Milos Zeman leads the first round of elections in the Czech Republic. Eight candidates are seeking to oust the 73 year old, whose inclination towards far-right groups and warm relations with Russia and China has split public opinion. The vote is likely to end in a run-off in two weeks' time and is seen as a referendum on Zeman, who's been in office since 2013. He was greeted at the polling station by a topless protester from international feminist group Femen, shouting 'Putin's slut'. Opinion polls showed Zeman as the favourite, but he's expected to face a strong challenge in the second round, where the two strongest candidates go head to head. Pro-western academic Jiri Drahos, was the leading challenger in the polls.