Romanies establish new party

Romany representatives on Friday established a Party for Equal Opportunities. At the party’s constituent session in Prague its newly-elected leader Stefan Tisher said its aim was to defend not just the interests of the Romany minority but that of all socially weak citizens. With that in mind the party’s founders abandoned the proposed name for the party Adaj –meaning “we are here” in Romany – in favour of a more neutral title. Its founding members will now travel around the country to drum up support for the new political entity. The party aims to run in the autumn 2012 regional elections.