MP Florian: party leadership to blame for poor showing in the regions

Civic Democrat MP Jan Florian has slammed Prime Minister Petr Nečas for trying to lay the blame for his party’s defeat in the weekend elections squarely on the regions. Mr. Florian said the regions had worked hard for a good showing but had born the brunt of public discontent with the policy of the Civic Democratic Party’s leadership. He said the Civic Democrats were reaping the fruits of their policy in government: abandoning the party’s election programme and disregarding promises made to voters. MP Jan Florian is one of the six Civic Democrat rebels who are holding out against government-proposed tax hikes.