Šabatová to be new Ombudsman

Human rights activist Anna Šabatová was elected to the post of Ombudsman in a secret vote of the lower house on Friday. Šabatová who for six years served as deputy to the country’s first Ombudsman Otakar Motejl was the Senate’s nominee for the post. Her only rival for the post Stanislav Křecek was nominated by President Zeman. Anna Šabatová will replace Pavel Varvařovský who resigned in December for family reasons.