Zemanites debating election debacle

The Citizens’ Rights Party –Zemanites is meeting to debate the reasons behind its election debacle. The party, which ahead of the elections hovered close to the 5 percent support margin needed to win seats in the lower house, got a mere 1.5 percent of the vote. Its chair Zdenek Štengl, said ahead of the talks he was not ready to throw in the towel but noted that he had registered calls for his resignation from some party members. President Miloš Zeman, who openly supported the party, said it had relied too much on his popularity and done too little on its own to win over left-wing voters.