Ostrava Social Democrats propose party chairmen

Social Democrats from the Ostrava region have nominated the former head of the military intelligence service, Miroslav Krejčík, and former South Bohemia governor, Jiří Zimola, as their candidates to become party chairman.

Party members are set to vote for a new leadership at an extraordinary meeting in February.

The leadership is up for grabs following the Social Democrats’ disastrous results in October’s parliamentary elections. Support slumped to a third of its previous level with only 15 lawmakers elected.