Northern Ústí region gets communist governor

Oldřich Bubeníček of the Communists was on Tuesday elected the governor of the Ústí region in northern Bohemia, following his party’s victory in October elections there. Mr Bubeníček has become the first Communist governor since the introduction of a new regional administration system in the year 2000. The Communist Party also won the ballot in the neighbouring region of Karlovy Vary; however, it is not yet clear whether that region will also have a Communist governor. Communists have become part of governing coalitions in eight of 13 regions where the elections were held.

Author: Jan Richter