Miroslav Kalousek, the former leader of the Christian Democratic Party, has told Czech Radio he intends to have no further involvement in the party regardless of the outcome of the party’s upcoming convention. Citing what he saw as an indomitable leftward shift in the party, the former finance minister stated that in the future he would either participate in a yet-unnamed conservative centre-right party or would leave politics altogether. Miroslav Kalousek led the Christian Democratic Party from 2003 until 2006, and was the head of the Ministry of Finance under the previous government.
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