Twenty-three parties to compete in elections: CTK
Twenty-three political groups will be competing for support in October’s elections to the lower house, the CTK agency said on Wednesday. The deadline for candidates to register passed on the afternoon of August 26. The latest total is a decline on the 26 groups which fought the last lower house elections in 2006. As well as the traditional main parties, one of the more significant newcomers is the recently created TOP 09 party headed by former foreign minister Karel Schwarzenberg.