Social Democrats launch election campaign to EP elections

The Social Democrats on Saturday launched their campaign to elections in the European Parliament. At a press briefing in Olomouc, party leader Bohuslav Sobotka said he would consider it a success if the Social Democrats defended their current seven seats in the assembly. The party will spend 25 million on campaigning and its candidates will appear at election rallies and debates around the country. Mr. Sobotka said it was important to generate greater public interest in the elections and bring as many voters to the ballots as possible. Elections to the European Parliament are scheduled to take place on May23-24.