One third of Green’s national council dismissed

The head of the Green Party, Martin Bursík, has dismissed one-third of the party’s national council, which consisted mainly of his opponents. Twenty members of the national council were dismissed during the last day of the party’s national congress on Sunday, including Mr Bursík’s main critics Dana Kuchtová and Matěj Stropnický. Mr Bursík originally wanted to change the party rules, which would make the national council subordinate to the party leadership, but his proposal was not debated at all, as the meeting was running behind the schedule.

Mr Bursík, who is environment minister and deputy prime minister, was re-elected the party’s leader on Saturday, defeating the former education minister Dana Kuchtová. Education Minister Ondřej Liška and MP Kateřina Jacques became the first and the second deputies.

Author: Ruth Fraňková