(CIANEWS) - The Ministry of Interior (MV) registered on November 25, 2022, nine candidates for the presidential election. They are Andrej Babiš, Jaroslav Bašta, Pavel Fischer, Marek Hilšer, Danuše Nerudová, Petr Pavel, Denisa Rohanová, Josef Středula and Tomáš Zima. Seven of the presidential candidates are running on the basis of signatures of MPs or senators, while two have obtained a sufficient number of signatures from citizens. Thirteen candidates were rejected. The ministry further informed that the State Election Commission will draw the numbers that will be used to mark the ballot papers of each candidate on December 16, 2022. The first round of the election of the successor to President Miloš Zeman will be held on January 13 and 14, 2023.