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PM: Civic Democrats likely to lose three of 12 regional governorships

Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek has said his party, the Civic Democrats, is likely to lose some of regional governor posts in elections in the latter half of this year. In an interview for the newspaper Hospodářské noviny, he said the party was unlikely to hold on to the 12 governorships it now has, but would likely win re-election in nine regions. Mr Topolánek said that while at the time of the last regional elections in 2004 the Civic Democrats benefited from the “bad government” of the Social Democrats, now they will be punished for unpopular steps they have taken in government.