Petr Nečas picks six Civic Democrats members as candidates for party leadership positions

The most likely next prime minister, Petr Nečas, has announced his six picks for senior offices in the Civic Democrats party. The announcement comes days before the Civic Democrats’ party congress, to be held on June 19 and 20, when a new party leadership will be elected. Among the candidates for offices such as deputy party leader are former foreign minister Alexandr Vondra and former deputy chairwoman of the lower house, Miroslava Němcová. Mr Nečas himself is applying for the position of party leader. He said that the Civic Democrats were aware of the signal for change that voters had given his party at the recent lower house elections and that this would also translate into personnel changes.

Author: Sarah Borufka