Okamura and Gazdik fail to get enough votes for deputy chairman position

The lower house of parliament failed to fill the last empty deputy chairman post for the fourth time on Wednesday morning. Two rounds of voting were held on Wednesday morning to select the fourth deputy chairman, but neither of the candidates running – TOP 09’s Petr Gazdík and chairman of the Dawn party Tomio Okamura – received enough votes. A week ago, MPs attempted to fill the post twice, choosing between Mr. Okamura and Miroslav Kalousek from TOP 09, but neither of them received enough votes then either. Parties will have to once again make nominations for this position for a new vote to take place.

Author: Masha Volynsky