Social Democrats meet to solidify Sobotka’s position

The central executive committee of the Social Democratic party has voted down a resolution from two weeks ago, in which party leadership called on chairman Bohuslav Sobotka to step down. At a meeting on Sunday, the 180-member committee also passed a resolution which condemns the actions of a group of ‘rebels’, led by former deputy chairman Michal Hašek, who tried to oust Mr. Sobotka from his post. The committee is expected to confirm Mr. Sobotka as the party chairman and appoint him the head of the negotiation team that will lead the efforts to form a new government.

Author: Masha Volynsky