Gross says Social Democrats like sick man risen from deathbed

03-10-2004

At a meeting of his Social Democratic Party on Rip Mountain on Sunday, Mr Gross said he was optimistic the party would increase their representation in the Senate and in regional government after elections next month. The prime minister said the Social Democrats were like a patient who had been on his deathbed but was now well again. Polls suggest support for the party increased after the departure of former leader Vladimir Spidla.