2003 ČSSD leadership election
The Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD) leadership election of 2003 was held on 30 March 2003. The incumbent leader Vladimír Špidla was re-elected.
His rivals were Jiří Rusnok, Jana Volfová and Josef Dobrý. Volfová and Dobrý withdrew from election before the voting started and endorsed Rusnok.
- Vladimír Špidla, the incumbent leader of ČSSD and the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
- Jiří Rusnok, former Minister of Finance
- Stanislav Gross – Gross was rumoured to be a candidate. Some organisations proclaimed their support for his possible candidacy. He himself said that he would run for the position in 2006.