2010 Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party leadership election

A leadership election for Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party (KDU-ČSL) was held on 20 November 2010. Pavel Bělobrádek was elected leader of the party.[1]

2010 Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party leadership election

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Candidate Pavel Bělobrádek Michaela Šojdrová Ludvík Hovorka
Electoral vote 280 84 41
Percentage 65.9% 19.8% 9.6%

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Candidate Jaroslav Orel
Electoral vote 20
Percentage 4.7%

leader of KDU-ČSL before election

Michaela Šojdrová (acting)

Elected leader of KDU-ČSL

Pavel Bělobrádek

BackgroundEdit

The election was held as a result of party's defeat in the 2010 legislative elections, in which the KDU-ČSL received less than 5% of the vote and failed to pass the electoral threshold. Then-leader Cyril Svoboda resigned and the party was temporarily headed by Michaela Šojdrová until the leadership election was held.[2] Šojdrová originally did not plan to participate in the election,[3] but later changed her mind and announced her candidature on 10 November 2010.[4] Pavel Bělobrádek became his main rival. Other candidates were Jaroslav Orel and Jiřina Štouračová; Jiří Carbol also ran, but withdrew before voting began. A total of 459 delegates were allowed to vote.[5]

ResultsEdit

Candidate Votes %
Pavel Bělobrádek 280 65.88
Michael Šojdrová 84 19.76
Ludvík Hovorka 41 9.65
Jaroslav Orel 20 4.71
Total 425 100

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Luštinec, Vít. "Novým předsedou KDU-ČSL byl již v prvním kole zvolen Pavel Bělobrádek / Christnet.eu". www.christnet.eu. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  2. ^ televize, Česká. "Cyril Svoboda rezignoval na funkci předsedy KDU-ČSL". ČT24 (in Czech). Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  3. ^ "V čele lidovců vystřídala Svobodu Šojdrová - dočasně - Deník Referendum". denikreferendum.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Šojdrová chce na mimořádném sjezdu kandidovat na šéfku lidovců - Tiscali.cz". Tiscali.cz (in Czech). Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Lidovci si volí nové vedení, šanci má Šojdrová a Bělobrádek". Česká Televize. Retrieved 22 January 2017.