2007 Czech Social Democratic Party leadership election

The Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD) leadership election of 2007 was held on 21 March 2007. Jiří Paroubek was reelected as party's leader.[1] Election was marked by conflict between Paroubek and his predecessor Miloš Zeman.[2]

2006 ČSSD leadership election

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Candidate Jiří Paroubek
Electoral vote 311
Percentage 60%

Leader of ČSSD before election

Jiří Paroubek

Elected Leader of ČSSD

Jiří Paroubek

Jaroslav Foldyna announced that he considers running against Paroubek. Foldyna was a supporter of Miloš Zeman. Zeman himself endorsed Foldyna's candidature.[3] Some members of parliament publicly expressed their support for Foldyna.[4] Foldyna later backed down and stated that his candidature is not likely.[5]

The election was held on 23 March 2006. Paroubek remained sole candidate. He received 311 votes of 472 delegates. Paroubek's result was weaker than expected.[2][1][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Paroubek obhájil křeslo předsedy ČSSD". Novinky.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Paroubek vyhrál, ale příliš neuspěl". Lidovky.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Boxer Foldyna: Asi půjdu proti Paroubkovi". iDNES.cz (in Czech). 21 March 2007. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Postaví se proti Paroubkovi Foldyna?". TN.Nova.cz (in Czech). 21 March 2007. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Foldyna couvá, proti Paroubkovi zřejmě nepůjde". iDNES.cz (in Czech). 21 March 2007. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Paroubka nechtělo čtyřicet procent hlasujících". TÝDEN.cz (in Czech). 23 March 2007. Retrieved 10 July 2017.