Křeček elected deputy ombudsman
Social Democrat MP Stanislav Křeček has been elected as deputy to the country’s ombudsman Pavel Varvařovský. On Wednesday he received 83 of a possible 164 votes, defeating Filip Dienstbier (the candidate Mr Varvařovský had reportedly wanted to see in the job) receiving only 37 votes. The 74-year-old Křeček, who was nominated by the Senate, has been a member of the lower house since 1998. His seat in the chamber will be picked up by Social Democrat Gabriela Kalábková.