Wolf becomes fourth Social Democrat MP to leave deputies group since 2006 elections

Petr Wolf has become the fourth Social Democrat MP to leave the party’s deputies group since the last elections in 2006. Mr Wolf quit the deputies group after receiving threats over his positive stance towards US plans to build a radar base in the Czech Republic, a project the opposition Social Democrats are firmly against.

MPs Miloš Melčák and Michal Pohanka were expelled from the Social Democrats for supporting the current Civic Democrat-led government, while Evžen Snítilý met a similar fate after voting for the Civic Democrats’ candidate for president, Václav Klaus.

Author: Ian Willoughby