Kuba replaces Němcová as the first vice-chairman


Industry and Trade Minister Martin Kuba was elected as the new first vice-chairman of the Civic Democratic, replacing lower house speaker Miroslava Němcová. 363 delegates at the party conference voted for the new vice-chairman on Sunday. In a brief interview with the press after his victory, Mr Kuba said that he believes that the government may find a way to find a compromise with the rebel Civic Democratic MPs, but gave to further details.

Later on Sunday the conference delegates voted in four new vice-chair people: former Justice Minister Jiří Pospíšil, current Justice Minister Pavel Blažek, Environment Minister Tomáš Chalupa, and Ms Němcová, who received the least number of votes of the four.