May 29, 2010 / 5:54 PM / 8 years ago

Czech SocDem leader quits after poor election result

PRAGUE, May 29 (Reuters) - Czech Social Democrat leader Jiri Paroubek resigned his post on Saturday after his party won the most votes in a general election but was eclipsed by centre-right parties that won a strong parliamentary majority.

“I admit that we expected a better result... For me personally it leads to the result of leaving the post of head of the Social Democrat party,” Paroubek told a news conference.

He said first Vice Chairman Bohuslav Sobotka would lead the party forthwith. (Reporting by Jana Mlcochova; writing by Michael Winfrey)

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