On Saturday, MEP Kateřina Konečná was elected leader of the Communist Party.
She was elected with a landslide victory, receiving 160 out of 175 votes. Heinz Bierbaum, President of the European Left, said:
‘’On behalf of the Party of the European Left, I want to extend my warmest congratulations to Kateřina Konečná for becoming KSČM’s new party leader. We are looking forward to this new direction of KSČM, her take on the party’s leadership, and the post-election environment in Czech politics. Although there is a plethora of issues to be tackled and a lot of work for her presidency, we are optimistic that she will lead a new era of politics for the party.”