Rival parties slam Social Democrat plans


Rival political parties have slammed Social Democrat elections plans presented at Saturday’s party conference. Former Civic Democrat interior minister Ivan Langer said that Social Democratic promises were ‘lies’, while the leader of the conservative TOP 09 party and former foreign minister, Karel Schwarzenberg, said their promises are impossible to fulfil. Christian Democrat chair Cyril Svoboda said Mr Paroubek was pandering to the voters, and offered too much regulation. Meanwhile, communist MP Pavel Kováčik told Czech TV on Saturday that Social Democrats were trying to “dig up a moat” between themselves and the Communist Party.