Christian Democrats debating policy program
The Christian Democrats of the ruling coalition debated their policy program at a two day conference in Prague. According to newly reelected party leader Pavel Bělobrádek the party will prioritize education, the social sphere, security and economic growth. On the first day of the conference deputies approved a plan to enter into a coalition with the grouping of Mayors and Independents for the upcoming autumn elections. The fact that the two political entities will be running on a joint ticket means they will need to win more than 10 percent of the vote in the elections. Mr. Bělobrádek said this was a realistic goal.