Okamura party to target dissatisfied Civic Democrats supporters in Euro elections

The anti-EU Freedom and Direct Democracy party say they aim to appeal to supporters of government leaders the Civic Democrats in June’s European Parliament elections, Novinky.cz reported on Sunday.

Party leader Tomio Okamura told the news site that the grouping planned to target dissatisfied supporters of the Civic Democrats.

To that end they have placed one-time MEP Petr Mach, a euro-sceptic, at the head of the party’s candidates list, instead of Ivan David, who is currently Freedom and Direct Democracy’s sole MEP. The grouping are planning to run in an alliance with the extra-parliamentary Tricolour in the Euro elections.

Author: Ian Willoughby