Single candidate secures seat in the Senate in first round of elections

Radek Sušil, an independent running for the Social Democrats has become the only candidate to secure a seat in the Senate in the first round of elections. He was elected senator for the Karviná constituency, in north Moravia winning 53,3 percent of the vote. Radek Sušil, a surgeon and a member of the municipal assembly in the town of Karviná, wants to focus on health and social issues. He is opposed to medical fees, introduced by the current centre-right government, and to the privatisation of hospitals which the government wants to push through.