Brno leadership vote seen as important indicator

Members of the main opposition party, the left of centre Social Democrats, in the second city of Brno will send an important signal about who is likely to be the future leader of the party. Party members are meeting on Saturday to decide whether they would prefer acting party leader and former finance minister Bohuslav Sobotka or south Moravia regional governor Michal Hašek as leader. Both men will address Saturday’s meeting. Brno party chairman Jeroným Tejc has said it is too close to call who might win in the secret ballot. Brno will send 12 delegates to a party meeting in Brno in March. The former leader, Jiří Paroubek, resigned after disapointing election results at the end of May.

Author: Chris Johnstone