Fischer presents caretaker cabinet to Czech Parliament

Meanwhile, interim leader Jan Fischer presented his cabinet to deputies in the Czech lower house on Wednesday. Mr Fischer’s caretaker cabinet was officially appointed by Czech President Václav Klaus last Friday. Addressing the lower house on Wednesday, Prime Minister Jan Fischer said his most pressing task was asking the lower house for a vote of confidence in his government. According to the Czech Constitution, an interim government has 30 days to so. On Tuesday, one of the parties which originally helped construct Mr Fischer’s caretaker government, the Social Democrats, said that they would not support the new cabinet in a confidence vote if it did not meet 21 of their demands.

Author: Rosie Johnston