January 20, 2016
The conference centre of the Clarion Congress Hotel Ostrava was the venue of the 27th ODS convention on 16 – 17 January 2016, where the party elected its new leadership. Petr Fiala was confirmed as the Chairman and newly, two women were elected to the leadership at the Ostrava convention. The traditional opening of the convention, with the Czech national anthem and an introduction by incumbent ODS Chairman Petr Fiala, was followed by the election of the new Chairman and his Deputies. Lunch, served at the Benada restaurant, was followed by the afternoon programme.
On Sunday morning, the conference continued with the election of the Executive Council. Some 500 delegates came to the convention, and the total number of attendees, including guests and journalists, was nearly 1,000. The Clarion hotel network is a popular choice for ODS conventions: previously, they were held at the Clarion Congress Hotel Prague in Vysočany and in 2014 at the Clarion Congress Hotel Olomouc, where the party was founded 25 years ago.
Photo source: ods.cz