Civic Democrat deputies determined to stand by Petr Nečas

Deputies for the Civic Democratic Party say they would vote against stripping Petr Nečas of his Parliamentary immunity and opening the way for prosecution should the police make such a request. The head of the party’s deputies’ group Marek Benda said that what Mr. Nečas did was standard practice in politics anywhere and did not, in the party’s opinion, constitute a crime. Mr. Benda said any other party member would have done the same in his place.