Party leaders address public on occasion of the New Year


Both Mirek Topolánek, head of the Civic Democrats, and Jiří Paroubek, head of the Social Democrats, have addressed the public on their websites. Wishing visitors a happy New Year, both politicians also addressed political issues, with Mr. Topolánek calling the year 2009 “the worst for the country since the Velvet Revolution.” He added that he hopes the next year will bring the country more luck. Mr. Paroubek, in his well-wishes, mentioned that he hopes Czech citizens will live under a government that takes care of them and added that he thinks May’s election will be a step in that direction.