Štěch re-elected as Senate chairman, Čunek did not get enough votes for vice chairman

Milan Štěch from the Social Democratic Party has been re-elected as chairman of the Czech Senate. The deputy chairpersons elected on Wednesday were Social Democrats Alena Gajdůšková and Zdeněk Škromach, along with the former senate chairman for the Civic Democrats Přemysl Sobotka. Christian Democrat senator Jiří Čunek did not receive enough votes in either of the two rounds of voting. According to the head of the Christian Democratic club in the Senate, this invalidates an agreement between the senate clubs made after the October senate elections. The club will have to find a new candidate for the position.

Author: Masha Volynsky