Social Democrats to expel two persons connected to former governor David Rath

The party leadership of the Social Democrats is set to expel the director of the Kladno hospital, Kateřina Pancová, and a former MP for the Civic Democrats, Petr Kott, from the party on Friday. Both are being prosecuted in connection with the corruption case surrounding former Central Bohemian governor David Rath. The party’s deputy leader Jiří Dienstbier said on Thursday that he hopes both would leave the party on their own initiative rather than having to be expelled. According to police, the eight people involved in the case are suspected of manipulating a tender for the reconstruction of Buštěhrad castle.

Author: Sarah Borufka