Social Democrats call on renegade MPs Paroubek and Šlégr to quit lower house seats

Leaders of the opposition Social Democrat party on Saturday called on MP and their former chair Jiří Paroubek as well as MP Jiří Šlégr who recently left the party to also renounce their seats in the lower house of Parliament. The party’s central committee also elected two new members to fill the two vacant posts.

Earlier this month, Jiří Paroubek and Jiří Šlégr quit the Social Democrat party and founded their own group entitled the National Socialist Party – the Left Wing of the 21st Century. Mr Paroubek, who headed the Social Democrats between 2006 and 2010, resigned following a poor showing in the general election last year but never found common ground with his successors at party helm.

Author: Jan Richter