President receives Communist Party leader

Communist Party leader Vojtěch Filip met with President Miloš Zeman at Lány Chateau on Thursday for talks on the post-election situation. The Communists, who came third in the early general elections, had hoped for a bigger role in national politics, but those hopes were dashed by the Social Democrats’ lackluster victory in the elections meaning that the two parties together do not have a majority in the lower house. The Communists, whose coalition potential is extremely limited, will be the strongest opposition party in the Chamber of Deputies.