Former Defence Minister Tvrdik plans brief comeback in Czech politics

Former Defence Minister Jaroslav Tvrdik is planning a comeback in Czech politics. The current president of the state-run airline Czech Airlines (CSA) intends to give up his post to help the senior party in the ruling coalition, the Social Democratic Party, prepare for the general elections in mid-June. Mr Tvrdik says his comeback will be short, as he does not plan to stay in politics after his job as election manager is done.

The head of the Administration Division of the country's biggest power utility CEZ, Radomir Lasak, is expected to replace Mr Tvrdik as CSA president on January 18. His main task will be to prepare the airliner for privatisation.

Author: Dita Asiedu