Deputy confirms Rath’s resignation from regional assembly
Deputy governor Robin Povšík has said Mr Rath has resigned from the regional assembly and therefore as regional governor. Speaking to journalists, he said Mr Rath had been escorted by the police to his Prague office on Wednesday, where he followed through with his decision. Mr Povšík told the Czech news agency earlier that people closely connected with the former governor could be struck from a list of Social Democrat candidates ahead of regional elections in the autumn. These may include Kateřina Pancová, his assistant Patrik Tomsu and Barbora Snopková Haberová. Some sources have reported that Mr Rath could be replaced by deputy regional governor Marcel Chládek, the Social Democrats’ shadow education minister.