Paroubek calls for early elections in wake of Social Democrat victory

The leader of the Social Democrats, Jiří Paroubek, called the result a ‘brilliant victory’ for his party, which had outstripped his expectations. Mr Paroubek said that he had hoped his party would win in 16 constituencies, but in the end, the result was better than he could have imagined. The leader of the Social Democrats said the victory could open the door to early elections, which he predicted could be held next year.

Author: Rosie Johnston