Paroubek has no interest in returning to high politics


Former Social Democrat leader Jiří Paroubek has said he has no ambitions to return to high politics. Speaking on a televised debate, Mr. Paroubek said he would not be running for the top party post at an upcoming party conference in the spring, and named David Rath as the man he would most like to see at the helm. The former leader, who has been widely blamed for the party’s poor showing in the last general elections, said he would focus on his work as a deputy, write a number of books and maybe establish an internet magazine.