Former Green leader quits party over its “shift to the left”

Deputy chair of the Green Party, and the group’s former leader Martin Bursík on Friday said he was leaving the Greens over their alleged shift to the left. Mr Bursík said the party was preparing to join a wide left-wing coalition conceived by President Zeman; he decided to leave the party after its leadership rejected his proposals to rule out cooperation with the Communists. Martin Bursík served as chairman of the Green Party between 2005 and 2009; under his leadership, the party joined a centre-right coalition cabinet led by the Civic Democrats, a move criticized by many of the party’s supporters.

Author: Jan Richter