Prague branch of Social Democrats embroiled in corruption scandal

The anti-corruption police have charged17 members of the Prague branch of the opposition Social Democrats with corruption. According to Czech Television the accused bribed over a dozen people to become party members and to vote according to the leadership’s wishes. This activity is reported to have taken place in 2010 and was to have influenced the list of party candidates for the 2010 general elections. The Social Democrat leadership has called on the accused to leave the party.