Civic Democrats may vote against dissolution of lower house

The right-of-centre Civic Democratic Party is likely vote against the dissolution of the lower house on Tuesday, according to reports. Deputy party leader Miroslava Němcová said the party leadership had recommended its MPs to vote in favour only if certain legislation being discussed in the Chamber had already been passed, which she stressed was not the case. The party, earlier, had sought a delay on the vote until September 3. Four parties – the Social Democrats, Communists, Public Affairs, and centre-right TOP 09 – called for the vote to pave the way for early elections. Together, they hold the constitutional majority needed. If the move passes, the president has already indicated he will schedule the election for the final weekend in October.

Author: Jan Velinger