Klaus: elections should only be held if incontestable

President Václav Klaus on Wednesday voiced agreement with the view of Social Democrat leader Jiří Paroubek that general elections in the country should only be held provided they are incontestable before the Constitutional Court. Speaking after a meeting with Mr Paroubek at Prague Castle, Mr Klaus blamed the current political chaos on the Constitutional Court’s decision to postpone the early general elections planned for October. The president also said that if early general elections are not held in the near future, the caretaker government of Jan Fischer should be given a strong mandate. On Tuesday, the Social Democrats unexpectedly pulled out of a political agreement under which the lower house of the Czech Parliament was to have been dissolved, paving the way for early elections.

Author: Jan Richter