TOP 09 trying to win over Ludek Niedermayer

The right wing opposition TOP 09 is trying to get Ludek Niedermayer, former vice-governor of the Czech central bank, to head its list of candidates in the May election to the European Parliament, daily Mlada fronta Dnes reported on Friday. Niedermayer, now Director of Consulting at Deloitte Czech Republic, worked for eight years as vice-governor of the Czech National Bank and has been close to TOP 09 senior officials, especially to its leader, former foreign minister Karel Schwarzenberg.