Civic Democrat leader Kuba not to run for party chairman

The acting chairman of the centre-right Civic Democrats, Martin Kuba, will not run for the position of the party leader at their upcoming congress. Kuba, a former party high flier tipped for the top, told the daily Právo he would not stand for any position in the party leadership. Former education minister Petr Fiala and MEP Edvard Kožušník have announced their bids for the post. The party’s last regular chairman, ex-PM Petr Nečas, stepped down last June. The Civic Democrat congress will be held on January 18 and 19 in Olomouc.

Author: Chris Johnstone