Pavla Topolankova, Martin Maxa, among "well-known" names to run in Senate elections
A new political party founded by European Parliament MP Jana Bobosikova has announced the names of twelve candidates running in the Czech Senate elections in the autumn, among them notable figures such as Pavla Topolankova - the wife of Civic Democrat leader Mirek Topolanek. Others listed include pop singer Martin Maxa, and former news anchorwoman Mirka Cejkova. Party founder Jana Bobosikova has called her party "Politika 21" in order to "represent politics for the 21st century". In the fall, one third (that is, twenty-seven) of the seats in the Senate will be the focus of the elections.