Moravian Social Democrats are open to cooperation with Communists

At a regional meeting of the Social Democratic party in Moravian-Silesian region, two-thirds of the delegates voted to repeal the Bohumín resolution, which has prohibited the party from entering into a coalition with the Communist party on the national level. The resolution, which has been in effect since 1995, can be voted down only at the full-party convention. Some of the local members in the Moravia-Silesian region say a coalition the Communists would permit the Social Democrats not to compromise on their platform. The party’s vice chairman Lubomír Zaorálek, though, has said that the Bohumín resolution is not a prevalent issue at a time of internal struggles in the Social Democratic party.

Author: Masha Volynsky