Social Democrat leader Jiri Paroubek blames police investigations for election result

Social Democrat leader Jiri Paroubek says his party lost potential votes due to the recent arrests of several former Social Democrats. The party has secured five more seats than it enjoyed before the elections but had eleven candidates in the running. Mr Paroubek considers the arrests part of a smear campaign to undermine his party. Complaints and law suits will be filed, he told reporters on Saturday.

Author: Dita Asiedu