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[22.01.2016 18:15 UTC] Jan Velinger
Politicians express shock, regret over Ransdorf death

Czech politicians have expressed regret and shock at the death of MEP Miloslav Ransdorf. Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said on Friday that while he had disagreed with the politician's opinion on many issues, he had respected him as a politician. President Zeman, meanwhile, called Mr Ransdorf one of the "sharpest intellectuals he had ever met". Members of the Communist Party including deputy leader Jiří Dolejš made clear they had lost a valued colleague and friend.