Dnes: Bělobrádek considering stepping down as leader of Christian Democrats

18-10-2014

Deputy Prime Minister Pavel Bělobrádek has told the Czech daily Mladá fronta Dnes he is considering giving up leadership of the Christian Democratic Party, which he has led successfully since 2010, pulling it back into national politics. Mr Bělobrádek cited family reasons, saying he rarely saw his wife and children; the 37-year-old politician has a two-and-a-half year old son and a three-month-old daughter. Health reasons could also play a role: the deputy prime minister suffers from multiple sclerosis. It is unclear if Mr Bělobrádek decides to give up party leadership, whether it would have an effect on his place in the coalition government. He said he would make his decision in December.