Senator Vladimir Dryml has left the ranks of the Social Democratic Party in view of joining the Party of Citizen’s Rights set up by the former Social Democrat prime minister Milos Zeman. Announcing the news at a press briefing in Prague on Thursday the senator subjected his former party to scathing criticism saying it was rife with corruption, particularly at the regional level. Dryml is the second senator to swap the Social Democratic party in favour of Milos Zeman’s Party of Citizen’s Rights – senator Jirina Rippelova made the same move last week. Mr. Zeman’s new centre-left party is not represented in Parliament.
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