Communists could support Rusnok government to block return of right

The Communists could support the interim government of Jiří Rusnok in order to prevent a right-wing cabinet, the head of their party’s parliamentary group, Pavel Kováčik, has indicated. He was speaking ahead of talks on Tuesday with President Miloš Zeman, who is trying to win support for the Rusnok government, which he appointed. Mr. Kováčik said everything possible should be done to stop the previous right-wing coalition from returning to power. The Communists are due to decide on their position at the start of August, shortly before a vote of confidence in the cabinet. At present it is unclear whether it can win such a vote.

Author: Ian Willoughby