Rebelling Green MPs leave party’s deputies club

22-11-2008

Green MPs Olga Zubová and Věra Jakubková left their party’s deputies’ group on Saturday during a party congress in Pardubice. Ms Zubová also resigned as the head of the Green Party’s national council. The two politicians cited long-term disputes with party leadership as the reason but said they were not going to leave the Green Party as well. Both MPs have consistently voted against the ruling coalition in the lower house of the Czech Parliament; they are opposed to some of the key coalition projects such as the health care reforms and the positioning of a US radar base in the Czech Republic. Both MPs said however that they still considered themselves part of the coalition.