TOP 09 holds party conference

The centre-right TOP 09 party, which is now also in the opposition, is holding a party conference in Prague. Delegates will be electing a new leadership and discussing TOP 09s strategy as an opposition party. Party leader Karel Schwarzenberg, who is expected to defend his position as party chair, said that the party’s main role would now be to defend parliamentary democracy and democracy as such in the Czech Republic. He said that despite the fact that the party only received 12 percent in October’s general elections he was extremely pleased that TOP 09 was supported to a large extent by the young generation.