Communists enter coalitions on regional authorities with Social Democrats
Following recent regional elections, the Communist Party has entered coalitions with the Social Democrats in the Moravia-Silesia and Karlovy Vary regions. It is the first time the Communists have been in power on any of the Czech Republic’s 13 regional authorities, which were set up in 2000. The coalition in Karlovy Vary also includes a group called Doctors Movement. Coalition talks are continuing in several other regions. The Social Democrats came first in all the regional elections held in mid October, while the governing Civic Democrats suffered a complete whitewash.