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).