Fischer raises money to pay off debts after being selected for finance minister

The campaign account of unsuccessful presidential candidate Jan Fischer has received over CZK 5 million in donations in the last week. A former interim prime minister, Mr. Fischer is set to become minister of finance and deputy prime minister in a caretaker cabinet headed by Jiří Rusnok. Mr. Fischer had pledged to clear his campaign debts – which recently stood at around CZK 5 million – before taking up the new post; he said the names of his sponsors were made public on his presidential campaign website.

Author: Ian Willoughby