Social Democrats leadership calls on Olomouc regional governor to resign

The Social Democratic Party leadership has called on the Olomouc Regional Governor Jiří Rozbořil, who faces charges of corruption, to resign from office. The party leadership has also recommended the regional Social Democratic Party branch to start looking for a new leader for the upcoming regional elections. Mr. Rozbořil, however, told the Czech News Agency that he refused to step down. The regional governor was detained last week within an anti-corruption operation that also involved senior police officers. He has filed a complaint against the charges, which he says are the result of a misunderstanding. Last week, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka repeatedly called on the governor to resign.

Author: Ruth Fraňková