Okamura facing proceedings after calling opponent “modern-day Hitler” in Parliament

MP Tomio Okamura of Freedom and  Direct Democracy is facing disciplinary proceedings in the Czech lower house after calling deputy speaker Jan Bartošek of the Christian Democrats a “modern-day Hitler” in a session debating postal voting. Mr. Bartošek said on social media that he had proposed proceedings against Mr. Okamura at the Chamber of Deputies’ Mandate and Immunity Committee over the comment.

The chair of the committee, Helena Válková of ANO, said it would deal with the complaint on Tuesday.

Author: Ian Willoughby