Christian Democrat Jan Bartošek elected lower house’s deputy chair
Christian Democrat Jan Bartošek was elected deputy chairman of the lower house of Parliament on Thursday. Mr Bartošek, who faced no contestant for the post, replaces party leader Pavel Bělobrádek who was recently appointed deputy prime minister and stepped down as lower house deputy chairman. Jan Bartošek joins lower house deputy chairs Jaroslava Jermanová of the ANO party, Communist chair Vojtěch Filip and Petr Gazdík of the TOP 09 party. Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies is Social Democrat Jan Hamáček.