Czech Greens celebrate an election first
As pre-election polls predicted, the Czech Green Party looks to have safely crossed the five percent barrier and made it into parliament for the first time since its establishment in 1990. Preliminary results show that the Greens could very well be key to establishing a coalition government. At Green Party headquarters on Saturday afternoon, Green Party leader, Martin Bursik, gave some reactions to his party's preliminary showing.
RP: How pleased are you for your son's success today?
Mrs. Bursikova: "I don't know anything about the results, only what was on the news at about two o'clock in the afternoon. Is there any more news?"
RP: Was your son stressed out in these past few days?
Mrs. Bursikova: "Well, everything is so hectic and excited. He's quiet—he seems to be the only one in the family who is simply relaxed."
Martin Bursik: "I met my Mom at mid-day today, because I haven't seen her for several days, being at the peak of a campaign, and I said 'Mom, I'm not nervous at all,' and she didn't believe me." [Laughs]