Hanák denies being in the running

The head of the country’s Confederation of Industry, Jaroslav Hanák, has denied speculation he is one of four nominees the president is considering for the post of prime minister designate. Mr Hanák issued a statement on Monday to the Czech news agency. The president has said he would like to see members of the tripartite – that is, representatives of the government, business and the unions – form the caretaker government. On Monday, Mr Hanák, who is a close aide to the president, said he had promised in the past to never enter politics.

Author: Jan Velinger