2015 TOP 09 leadership election

A leadership election was held in the TOP 09 party in the Czech Republic on 29 November 2015. Miroslav Kalousek succeeded Schwarzenberg as party's leader.

2015 TOP 09 leadership election

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Nominee Miroslav Kalousek
Party TOP 09
Electoral vote 148
Percentage 86.55%

Leader of TOP 09 before election

Karel Schwarzenberg

Elected Leader of TOP 09

Miroslav Kalousek

The incumbent leader Karel Schwarzenberg announced on 5 October 2015 that he won't seek another term as a leader of TOP 09. He argued with his health. He stated that he became partially deaf. He suggested Miroslav Kalousek as his successor.[1] Kalousek previously stated that he would run for the position if Schwarzenberg wouldn't.[2][3] Kalousek announced his candidature on the same day.[4]

The election was held on 29 November 2015. Kalousek received 148 votes of 171 and became the new leader.[5] Kalousek was the only candidate.[6]

ResultsEdit

Candidate Votes %
Miroslav Kalousek 148 86.55
Against 23 13.45
Total 171 100

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Karel Schwarzenberg už nebude kvůli zdraví kandidovat na předsedu TOP 09". Lidovky.cz. 5 October 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Kalousek: Budu-li živ, kandiduji na předsedu TOP 09. Z Pospíšila má radost". Blesk.cz. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Kalousek otevřeně: Budu kandidovat na předsedu TOP 09". EuroZprávy.cz. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  4. ^ televize, Česká. "Střídání v čele TOP 09: Schwarzenberg už nebude kandidovat". ČT24 (in Czech). Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Miroslav Kalousek se stal novým předsedou TOP 09". Reflex.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Miroslav Kalousek se stal novým předsedou TOP 09". Forum24 (in Czech). Retrieved 10 July 2017.