Civic Democrats hold party conference

The opposition right wing Civic Democratic Party is holding its national party conference this weekend. Addressing some 400 delegates, party leader Mirek Topolanek said the party was "on the brink of success", set to win the next general elections. He urged them to make good use of the party's victory in regional elections and so to convince the public that the Civic Democrats were a party with a vision and a future. Topolanek is running for re-election, the only candidate for the post of party leader.