Pospisil wooed by TOP 09

Unaffiliated MP Jiří Pospíšil, who recently left the Civic Democratic Party citing mutual loss of confidence between him and his party colleagues, has confirmed getting an offer from rival center-right TOP 09 to run on their ballot in the European elections. Mr. Pospíšil said in an interview for commercial TV Prima that he was not planning to join any party in the foreseeable future and said that if he decided to run in the European elections he would run as an independent. Jiří Pospíšil, a former justice minister, who spent 14 years in the Civic Democratic Party, was widely considered one of the party’s most promising politicians, but his role was marginalized during the party’s last election conference where he failed to get elected to a deputy post.