Regional councillor for education resigns
The councillor for education in the region of South Bohemia, the Communist Party’s Vítezslava Baborová, stepped down on Wednesday sending a letter of resignation to regional governor Jiří Zimola. Mrs Baborová explained in the letter that she was resigning for health reasons. Her decision will come into effect on February 3. The politician, as a member of the Communist Party, was strongly opposed by students and other activists who waged a public campaign against her instatement. The regional governor has declined to discuss possible successors.