New faction around deputy prime minister Karolína Peake gains official party status
The new faction around deputy prime minister Karolína Peake, formerly of Public Affairs, has officially been registered as a party. Mrs Peake said on Tuesday that she was glad the registration of the party had been successful and thanked all 1800 citizens who had signed a petition in support of her new LIDEM party. Mrs Peake founded the group after walking out on junior coalition partner Public Affairs in early May over the way the party presented itself. Her split with the party and the subsequent walk-out of some of its other members cast serious doubt over the future of the government coalition; however, it survived a vote of confidence.