Pirates remove Ruml from ticket for Senate after vote

08-05-2018

Former minister of the interior Jan Ruml will not now stand for the Pirate Party in elections to the Senate later this year after a national party vote opted to remove him from the ticket. Two-thirds of participants voted to remove Mr. Ruml, a spokesperson said.

Pirates’ leader Ivan Bartoš said the move was an example of direct party democracy in practice. Former dissident Ruml was a leading member of the Civic Democrats in the 1990s and was previously senator for the Prague 6 constituency.