Christian Democrat deputy resigns for family reasons

Deputy chairman of the Christian Democratic Party, David Macek, has resigned from his position for family reasons. Party chairman Cyril Svoboda has called upon the regional offices to propose a replacement. Mr Macek said Tuesday that he would remain in the party background, but that he was seeking more time and energy for his family and church than the time constraints of his position allowed for. He is currently expecting a second child. Mr Macek, who has been a deputy chairman since 2006, will in his own view likely be replaced by a representative from the party’s strongest office in the region of South Bohemia.