Thursday, 13 September 2018

Social Democrats pick leader, bring viable gov't closer

Reuters |
19 February 2018

The Social Democratic Party (ČSSD) picked former parliament speaker Jan Hamáček as their chairman on Sunday, bringing closer a possible breakthrough in forming a viable government. Hamáček, whose Social Democrats ruled in coalition with ANO and the Christian Democrats from January 2014 until last December, won 272 votes at the ČSSD congress, beating former regional gov't chief Jan Zimola, who got 224 votes.