TOP 09 to confirm new chairman

Euro MP and former justice minister Jiří Pospíšil is set to be the next chairman of TOP 09 at the party’s congress at the weekend, taking over from one of the founders and current leader Miroslav Kalousek who is stepping down, news site iDnes reports. The party, which finished third in the national election in 2010, has since seen a massive drop in voters, registering just 5.31 percent of the vote in the election in October of this year. The party achieved its initial success under the leadership of Karel Schwarzenberg, former chancellor to Václav Havel and later foreign minister.