published: 18.01.2014, 15:57 | updated: 18.01.2014 17:02:34
Zlin - Patrik Kuncar (Christian Democrats, KDU-CSL) was elected senator in the Zlin ward today, replacing Dawn of Direct Democracy chairman Tomio Okamura, who became a lower house deputy in 2013, according to the results released on the election server.
Kuncar, mayor of Uhersky Brod, south Moravia, received 63 percent of the vote in the second round of the by-elections in the Zlin ward. He beat former governor Libor Lukas (ODS) who was supported by 37 percent.
The election turnout was very low, only 16 percent.
Okamura was elected senator as an unaffiliated candidate in the autumn of 2012. He established the Dawn of Direct Democracy movement in the spring of 2013 and has been its leader. The party gained 7 percent of the vote in the October 2013 early general election and Okamura was elected an MP.
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