PM says governor of Olomouc must resign in wake of corruption charges

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka on Friday repeated his call for Olomouc regional governor Jiří Rozbořil, who faces charges of corruption, to resign from office. On arriving in Olomouc for a meeting of the regional Social Democratic Party branch, Mr. Sobotka said that under the circumstances Mr. Rozboril’s resignation was the only possible course of action. Jiri Rozboril, who is suspected of having solicited a bribe, has denied any wrongdoing and said on Thursday that before considering his resignation he wanted to present his case to the prime minister and regional party leadership.