Blažek to be new justice minister

President Vaclav Klaus is to appoint Civic Democrat deputy leader Pavel Blažek to the post of justice minister on Tuesday. Mr. Blazek will replace Jiří Pospíšil whom the prime minister unexpectedly sacked last week, criticising him for poor financial management and procrastinating on tough decisions. However, many have speculated that the decision was actually meant to block the imminent appointment of a highly respected prosecutor and anti-corruption crusader to the post of Prague High State Attorney.