Chovanec: Sobotka could present concrete plan on division of ministries to Zeman on Thursday

The chairman of the Social Democrats, Bohuslav Sobotka, could present President Miloš Zeman with a concrete plan for the division of ministries in the government he is forming with ANO and the Christian Democrats at a meeting planned for Thursday. Speaking on a TV debate show on Sunday, the Social Democrats deputy chair Milan Chovanec said the proposal could include the names of ministerial candidates. Mr. Chovanec said Mr. Sobotka should get authorisation from the president to form a government before Christmas. Following the presentation of a coalition deal last week, the three parties are due to hold negotiations on the division of portfolios in the coming days.

Author: Ian Willoughby