Czech centre-right ODS names new election leader.

By bne IntelliNews April 13, 2010
The executive council of Czech centre-right political party ODS (Civic Democrats) officially appointed Petr Necas as party chairperson after former prime minister Mirek Topolanek resigned at end-March. The move came six weeks ahead of general elections, to be held on May 28-29. Topolanek's minority government lost a no-confidence vote in March 2009, halfway through the country's six-month European Union presidency. Topolanek stepped down as ODS election leader and chairman last week following a request of the partys executive council. The former prime minister has already unofficially handed his powers over to Necas who will temporarily head the party until its next election congress, to be held after the vote.

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