Communist leader dismisses referendum as marketing trick

The leader of the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia Vojtěch Filip described Public Affairs’ referendum as a marketing trick and not an example of direct democracy. Speaking on the same Czech Television programme as Radek John, Mr. Filip said the coalition programme appeared like a manifesto of business interests, adding it was 99 percent certain that his party would vote against the coalition government when it seeks a vote of confidence in the lower house. President Václav Klaus is due to appoint the government on July 13, setting a 30-day deadline for it to win a vote of confidence.

Author: Chris Johnstone