While visiting the Southern Monrovia Region President Zeman was asked about the fear of Russian influence in the upcoming election voiced by Presidential candidate Jiří Drahoš. Zeman called Mr.Drahoš “a conspiracy theorist”. Zeman also compared Mr. Drahoš to Hillary Clinton, who he said was a sore loser who blamed the Russians for her 2016 election loss.
Zeman, accused Drahoš of trying desperately to spread conspiracies that foreign secret services influence elections in the Czech Republic. The president stated that Czech counterintelligence services have proclaimed there is no such operation underway.