Greens back Liška to lead party into elections

Ondřej Liška will lead the Green Party into the October general elections. The Greens’ national council gave him near unanimous backing at a meeting in Prague on Saturday. A former minister of education, Mr Liška takes the reins following the resignation of Martin Bursík in the wake of poor results for the Greens in recent elections to the European Parliament. The party will elect a new chairman at a conference in December. Ondřej Liška, who is 31, has said he wants to hold talks with members of a Greens fraction which was strongly opposed to the leadership of Mr Bursík.

Author: Ian Willoughby