Civic Democrats want to replace Nečas and see coalition continue

The Civic Democrats are hoping a nominee from within their ranks can replace Petr Nečas as prime minister. Industry and Trade Minister Martin Kuba has indicated interest in the post, while other names being mentioned are Jiří Pospíšil, Pavel Blažek, Zbyněk Stanjura and Tomáš Chalupa. However, any candidate would have to be acceptable to the other two parties in the coalition, TOP 09 and LIDEM. That could rule out Mr. Kuba, to whom TOP 09’s leaders are reported to be opposed. In any case, it is not clear whether the coalition would be able to achieve the majority needed to win a vote of confidence in the lower house.

Author: Ian Willoughby