Sobotka re-elected chairman at first Senate session since October elections to one third of seats

The Czech Senate has held its first meeting since elections to decide on a third of its seats in October. All 27 new senators made a pledge of allegiance at the beginning of Wednesday’s session. Přemysl Sobotka of the Civic Democrats was re-elected chairman; he was the only candidate for the post. The Civic Democrats have 36 seats in the 81-seat chamber, followed by the Social Democrats with 29.

Author: Ian Willoughby