Debate taking place ahead of vote of confidence in caretaker cabinet

A debate is taking place in the Chamber of Deputies ahead of a vote of confidence in the caretaker government of Jiří Rusnok. The cabinet was installed by President Miloš Zeman in the face of opposition from the former coalition government, which said it could deliver enough votes to win a majority. The parties that were previously in opposition have said they will back the caretaker cabinet, though most commentators are predicting defeat for Prime Minister Rusnok in Wednesday’s vote.

Author: Ian Willoughby