President again appears on stump with Civic Democrat senatorial candidate

President Václav Klaus has again appeared on the stump with a senatorial candidate from the party he founded, the Civic Democrats. Mr Klaus appeared with Petr Skokan in the town of Česká Lípa on Thursday, two days after he made an appearance on stage on Old Town Square backing one of his party’s candidates in the Prague constituency. Prior to this week Mr Klaus had never publicly backed a political candidate since he became president in 2003. A second round of voting to the Senate – where the Civic Democrats now have the slimmest of majorities – takes place this weekend. The president’s secretary has also said he may openly back a candidate in a leadership contest at a conference in less than two months’ time.

Author: Ian Willoughby