Communist MP Ondráček not to head GIBS committee


Communist Party MP Zdeněk Ondráček will not head the committee which oversees the national police supervisory unit, GIBS. Ondráček failed to be elected on Wednesday in a third repeated attempt. A new election is set to take place in the future with new candidates nominated by the deputies’ clubs.

The Communist Party’s nominee Zdeněk Ondráček was originally thought to have been elected in the second vote before a technical issue came to light, casting the result of the vote in doubt.

Some lawmakers have objected to the fact that as a member of the police he took part in the brutal repression of demonstrations against the communist regime at the end of the 1980s, including the protests that led to its overthrow in November 1989.