Social Democrat leader would prefer minority government

Social Democrat leader Bohuslav Sobotka has said that if his party does well in the elections, he would try to arrange a one-party minority government with support from other parliamentary parties, including the Communist Party. Mr. Sobotka said his party was not considering scrapping the 1995 Bohumin party conference resolution which bans direct cooperation with the communists on the national level, but that it would seek support from those with whom it could agree on a common policy programme – jump-starting economic growth, creating new jobs, and scrapping direct fees for health care, among others.