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The most successful KDU-ČSL candidates in the regional elections: who did people circle?

Added 10/8/2020
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The regional elections are over and thanks to the votes of voters, 56 People's Party representatives will be part of the municipal government. Voters in many regions have moved their favourites from the bottom of the list to the top. A typical example of a "jumper" and a popular politician is the current MP Stanislav Juránek, who fought his way up from 21st place to second place behind the excellent Jan Grolich in the South Moravian Region.
Our leaders of the candidates in their respective regions received many preferential votes from voters. Among the biggest jumpers for the KDU-ČSL is František John, who went from his original 16th place on the list to the 3rd most circled candidate. The successful mayor of Zábřeh and an avid nature conservationist will be a deputy of the Olomouc Region together with Marian Jurečka.

Marian Jurečka is the chairman of the KDU-ČSL and as a candidate for the “Allies - Coalition for the Olomouc Region” he received 8 129 preferential votes. The leader of the victorious ANO movement received roughly 1,400 fewer preferential votes.

The KDU-ČSL achieved a fantastic result in the South Moravian Region, where it will have a governor. Although they remained second behind the ANO movement in terms of numbers, after a quick agreement with other parties they agreed on a coalition and also on the post of governor, which will be filled by the mayor of Velatice, Jan Grolich. The 36-year-old lawyer won 12 172 preferential votes, the highest in the entire region. The significant gap between Grolich and the second most circled candidate in the South Moravian Region is more than 7 000 preferential votes.

In the Zlín Region, Jiří Čunek is traditionally the most popular politician. The senator and former governor received 6 226 preferential votes more than the leader of the victorious ANO 2011. In addition to Jiří Čunek, Josef Bazala, a candidate for the Senate from the Uherské Hradiště district, also succeeded. The mayor of Staré Město received almost the same number of votes as the aforementioned candidate from the victorious ANO movement.
 Another successful candidate was Roman Línek, former governor of the Pardubice Region. The current deputy and leader of the Coalition for the Pardubice Region was second in the ranking of all candidates in the number of preferential votes.

Vít Kaňkovský, a doctor and MP for the KDU-ČSL, came second in the Vysočina Region. Josef Klement, deputy mayor of Žďár nad Sázavou and candidate to the Senate, also achieved a very good result. He jumped from 6th to 2nd place in the KDU-ČSL list thanks to the preferential votes.

Lukáš Curylo, director of the Charity of the Czech Republic and current deputy governor of the Moravian-Silesian Region, defended his mandate as a regional representative. The number of preferential votes shows that he has proven himself as deputy governor. Voters ranked him 2nd in the number of votes in the region.

Pavel Bělobrádek, an experienced politician and long-time chair of the Christian Democratic Union - Czechoslovak Socialist Party (KDU-ČSL), who led the joint candidate in the Hradec Králové Region, came third with 2 798 preferential votes. František Talíř, the leader of the joint KDU-ČSL and TOP 09 candidate in South Bohemia, was also among the most popular. The 27-year-old People's Party leader managed to reach a large number of people with his campaign and came fourth in the total number of preferential votes.