MPs to elect new ombudsman

Czech MPs are electing a new ombudsman this Wednesday. From the original pool of three candidates for the post of public advocate, two have advanced through the first stage of voting: Stanislav Křeček, a former MP and deputy ombudsman and Vít Alexander Schorm, who is Czech government commissioner at the European Court of Human Rights. The winner, who is likely to be announced after a second round of voting during the evening hours will replace Anna Šabatová, who has been ombudswoman since 2014.

The anti-government protest movement Million Moments for Democracy wrote on on its website on Wednesday morning that it will organise a demonstration if Mr Křeček is given the job.

Author: Ian Willoughby