Oath party removes candidates over failure to produce lustration certs

New political party Oath have withdrawn two candidates from their party lists for next month’s elections because they failed to present clean lustration documentation, leader Robert Šlachta told the Czech News Agency. Hospodářské noviny reported last week that the two had been agents of the Communist-era StB secret police.

Two other Oath electoral candidates who worked with the StB have been allowed to remain standing after showing clean lustration.

The lustration law, introduced in 1991, prevents officials of the former Communist regime from holding important posts in public institutions.

Author: Ian Willoughby