Just like the British, Czech President calls for #Czexit

The Czech Republic’s President Milos Zeman has called for a referendum on the country’s membership of both the European Union and NATO.

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Zeman says that he personally backs the country remaining in both organizations, but said on Czech Radio that he “will do everything for [Czechs] to have a referendum and be able to express themselves. And the same goes for a NATO exit too,” Reuters reports.

The center-left president does not have the authority to call a referendum as it would require an amendment to the constitution. Still, the country is home to many Euroskeptics. According to a CVVM institute survey in April, satisfaction with E.U. membership was at 25%, reports Reuters.

Britain’s decision to leave has raised concerns that other member-states might attempt to do the same. Far-right leaders in France and the Netherlands have called for similar referenda, and the far-right People’s Party in Slovakia plan to launch a petition to hold a vote on the country’s membership to the E.U. and NATO.

This story first appeared on Time

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