Euro MP Petr Mach re-elected as leader of the Free Citizen’s Party
Euro MP Petr Mach has been re-elected as leader of the Party of Free Citizens in online voting, receiving support from 65.7 percent of delegates. Three others, Roman Kříž, Petr Hampl, and Miloslav Bednář had challenged for the post; Mr Kříž was a distant second behind the winner with 15.6 percent. The result means that Petr Mach, barring unexpected changes, will lead the party for two years up until the 2017 national election. The Party of Free Citizens received 2.47 percent in the election, finishing well below the five-percent threshold needed to make it into the Chamber of Deputies.