Dawn leaders’ vote to create new party “putsch”, says head Okamura

The populist Dawn grouping has decided at a “national” conference to create a new party. Speaking after a two-hour meeting on Tuesday, leader Tomio Okamura described the move as a putsch. The Dawn MPs who voted for the change called on Mr. Okamura to step down. MPs close to deputies group leader Marek Černoch recently said the new party would “defend national interests” and work with France’s far-right National Front. Dawn describes itself as a “movement” and has very few actual members.

Author: Ian Willoughby