Bursík set to register new party and plans to run
Former chairman of the Green Party, Martin Bursík, has gathered enough signatures to support the registration of his new Liberal Ecological Party in a record three days. Since announcing his intent to found a new party, the group has been able to gather the 1,500 signatures necessary and is planning to register the new party on Friday. Mr. Bursík said that once it is registered, the party will run in the general elections in October, but it has not been decided yet whether it will run alone or in partnership with another political entity. The new group has received support from the Czech-American economist Jan Švejnar, founder of the betting agency Fortuna Michal Horáček and others.