Outgoing Social Democrats leader officially announces his resignation

The outgoing leader of the Social Democrats, Jiři Paroubek, officially announced his resignation on the party’s webpage on Monday. Prior to the announcement, he appeared at the party’s headquarters in Prague to head its traditional Monday meeting for the last time. Mr Paroubek’s closest collaborators, including his advisor and the head of the party’s marketing team were in attendance. The party is currently led by Mr Paroubek’s former deputy, Bohuslav Sobotka.

In a reaction to the party’s defeat in the recent general elections on May 29, the Social Democrats’ leader had said he was planning to leave his office within seven to ten days.

Author: Sarah Borufka