President’s designated chancellor condemned for calling for exploitation of position for party benefit
Mr. Zeman’s designated chancellor, Vratislav Mynář, has said he will remain a member of the president’s Citizens’ Rights Party-Zemanites. However, he will not stand for re-election as party chairman. On Monday morning, the future head of the President’s Office told Czech Radio that he would discuss with senior party members how to make the maximum use of his new post to benefit the Zemanites. Mr. Mynář’s comments have been condemned by members of the Civic Democrats and the Social Democrats, the biggest parties in Parliament.