Czech ODS Party Seeks Revival After Chairman’s Comments on Jews


The Czech Civic Democrat party, which has ruled since 2006, named Deputy Chairman Petr Necas, 45, as number one on its election list yesterday, replacing Chairman and former Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek.

Topolanek had been criticized for remarks he made about Jews, Christians and homosexuals. The party’s executive council also called on Topolanek to resign as chairman two months before parliamentary elections.

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