2022 Civic Democratic Party leadership election

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Leader of ODS before election

Petr Fiala

Elected Leader of ODS

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The next Civic Democratic Party (ODS) leadership election is expected to be held in January 2022, following the 2021 Czech legislative election. [1]

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Background

Petr Fiala has been the leader of the party since 2014. Leadership elections are held every 2 years. Fiala was reelected for a fourth term in 2020, but his reelection was overshadowed by the defeat of his Deputy Leader Alexandra Udženija and the candidacy of controversial politician Pavel Novotný for Deputy leader. [2] [3] Support for ODS in opinion polls stagnated during 2020, [4] and Fiala decided to form an electoral alliance with KDU-ČSL and TOP 09, [5] under the name SPOLU. It was reported that some members of ODS did not agree with the alliance. [6] Martin Kuba, the Governor of the South Bohemian Region, expressed his opposition to the alliance in January and February 2021. Kuba received widespread media attention during the COVID-19 pandemic, triggering speculation that he would eventually replace Fiala. [7] [8]

Potential candidates

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