published: 24.08.2013, 16:10 | updated: 24.08.2013 16:13:45
Prague - Former president Vaclav Klaus is "seriously considering" returning to the Czech political scene, Klaus told the Czech Television (CT) today.
Political cooperation with Klaus is being sought by Jana Bobosikova, head of the extra-parliamentary anti-European Sovereignty party, and Boris Stastny, a deputy elected to the Chamber of Deputies for the Civic Democratic Party (ODS), who left the party on Friday.
"The situation seems to me hopeless and if there were chance of speaking into it, it maybe worthwhile," Klaus said.
Klaus is ODS founder, its former leader and Czech president in 2003-2013.
Klaus said he had not made up his mind.
He said many more people than Bobosikova and Stastny would have to be for a cooperation with his proponents.
"It would have to be a current or a river into which various brooks would flow from various sides. The condition would be that none of them would be hopelessly chemically contaminated," Klaus said.
Klaus dismissed the notion that if he re-entered the politics, he would become a rival of President Milos Zeman.
"At present, I am not fighting with Zeman as he is the president and there will be no presidential elections in the time to come," Klaus said.
"Zeman is not my rival. I think that some parties, starting with the ODS, stupidly pretend to fight against Zeman. This is rubbish. They ought to have fought a year ago, not now," Klaus said.
Klaus met Bobosikova on Friday. She would like to unite Klaus's following.
Bobosikova said earlier she would like Klaus to back her party.
She told the daily Pravo today one of the alternative names of the party might by SUPR-Klausites, derived from SUverenita and PRosperita (Sovereignty and Prosperity).
When leaving the party, Stastny called on "decent people of non-leftist thinking" to follow him.
"I cannot run again for a party that abandoned its ideas," Stastny said.
Stastny recently tried to convince the ODS to ask Klaus for help in order to stem its plummeting poll ratings.
However, most of the party leadership dismissed the effort. Klaus later said at present, his work for the ODS was out of the question.
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