Klaus: splintering Public Affairs will bring further commotion

Politicians from various parties were quick to offer praise for Ms Peake’s disavowal of Public Affairs. Prime Minister Nečas said he was somewhat surprised at her decision but saw no reason why she could not remain in the cabinet. TOP 09 chairman Karel Schwarzenberg and his deputy, Miroslav Kalousek, said that Ms Peake was a courageous woman. President Klaus said the plan to create a new political entity out of a splinter of Public Affairs would create further commotion on the Czech political scene. The government, he said, should either have a clear majority or else early elections should be called as soon as possible.