Civ Dem leadership urges TOP 09 to censure Kalousek

The executive council of the Civic Democratic Party on Monday called upon the heads of Mr Kalousek’s party, TOP 09, to distance themselves from the variously abrasive statements he has made towards them, deputy chairwoman Miroslava Němcová told reporters. Prime Minister Nečas, the chairman of the Civic Democrats, said that political rivalry between the two right-wing parties had its limits, and that the finance minister’s fatigue and irritability do not excuse him. Earlier, Mr Kalousek attacked the prime minister directly, saying he served only by the grace of Civic Democrat Mafioso.