Civic Democrats agree on Němcová as their candidate for prime minister
The Civic Democrat leadership has named Miroslava Němcová – until now the speaker of the Chamber of Deputies – candidate for prime minister. Agreement on her candidacy was unanimous, the acting head of the party, Martin Kuba, announced. Mrs Němcová has been a member of the lower house for the past 15 years and is highly-respected as a politician. The leaders of the other two coalition parties, TOP 09 and LIDEM, reacted by saying Mrs Němcová was a sound choice. If all three coaltion parties agree on Němcová, the decision whether to name her as prime minister designate will be up to the president.