Dobeš quits own party over plans to run with Zemanites

Meanwhile, Public Affairs’ one-time minister of education Josef Dobeš has resigned as chairman of For Sport and Health, a group that he founded. Mr. Dobeš said that other senior members had agreed behind his back on a plan to field candidates alongside the Citizens’ Rights Party–Zemanites in the forthcoming elections. The latter party are closely linked to President Miloš Zeman and some polls suggest they may reach the five-percent threshold needed to get into the lower house.

Author: Ian Willoughby