Social Democrat leadership fails to elect deputy chairwoman

The leadership of the Social Democratic Party on Saturday failed to fill the post of deputy chairwoman, despite the fact that the party’s statutes say there must be at least one woman in the party leadership. The only candidate in the running 36-year–old Alena Borůvková failed to get enough support in two rounds of voting and the party leadership decided to leave the post unfilled until after the autumn general elections.