All eyes now on President Zeman over appointment of next PM

Announcing his resignation, Petr Nečas said that he believed President Miloš Zeman would, as a democrat, appoint a prime ministerial candidate agreed on by the coalition. However, Mr. Zeman would not be obliged to do so and he could ask somebody else to try to form a government. Indeed, the president has previously said he wished to see the back of the current cabinet. If agreement cannot be reached, Mr. Zeman may propose an interim government to rule until elections scheduled for next May. However, that could meet such strong opposition in the lower house that deputies would prefer to dissolve Parliament.

Author: Ian Willoughby