Hašek fights back over multiple-roles pressure

Michal Hašek and three other regional governors from the Social Democrats who also have seats in the lower house are calling for government ministers not to be allowed to simultaneously hold the position of parliamentary deputy. The four said on Tuesday that they would table a bill to that effect by the end of next month. Their move comes in response an ultimatum from the Social Democrats for Mr. Hašek and the others to either stand down as governors or quit the lower house. Mr. Hašek failed in a bid to remove now PM Bohuslav Sobotka as party leader immediately after elections in October.

Author: Ian Willoughby