However the delegates will decide in two and a half weeks, it is sympathetic that the traditional political party is facing a traditional leadership fight.

People like salt need a horse dose of live water. The family tragedy has taken away the former boss Mark Excellent's chance to find her source, and others will have to try. The People's Party had already mastered one political resurrection when, under the leadership of Pavel Bělobrádek, they returned to the House after three years of unwanted pause. The current task of increasing voter support by a few percentage points to give the party confidence survival should be a little easier. The truth is that if the Czech political scene is to retain at least the form that we are used to after 1989, it needs people.