Pospíšel earmarked as possible European candidate for TOP 09

TOP 09 leader Karel Schwarzenberg has said that former Civic Democrat Jiří Pospíšel could run in European parliamentary elections for the party. Pospíšel resigned from the Civic Democrats last week citing mutual differences but said that he would keep his seat in the lower house of parliament. He told the daily Právo on Wednesday that he had not received such an offer from TOP 09 but would consider it if he did. Pospíšel, former justice minister, was frequently cited as one of the most popular members of the ODS in public opinion polls.

Author: Chris Johnstone