Brno branch would like to see Fiala head Civic Democratic Party

In related news, members of a Civic Democratic branch in Brno backed former education minister Petr Fiala for party leader. All 156 delegates of the Brno-střed branch voted in favour. Mr Fiala is the former rector of Masaryk University and served as an unaffiliated member in the centre-right government of Petr Nečas. Mr Fiala ran the party’s south Moravian branch ahead of the recent national election. The Civic Democrats posted their worst-ever result (getting just 7.72 percent of votes) but Fiala received strong backing in terms of preferential votes (his name on the ballot was circled by more than 11,000 voters).

Author: Jan Velinger