New Romany party planning to stand in October elections

A newly formed party representing the Czech Republic’s Roma minority is planning to stand in general elections at the end of next month. The Romany Democratic Party is planning to field candidates in four of the country’s regions, reported, adding that its policies were strongly left-wing. The chairman of the grouping, Miroslav Tancoš, said members of the Roma community were looking for a chance to work rather than support or sympathy. Dozens of the party’s members are from the majority population, he said.

Author: Ian Willoughby