Majority of regional governors support Rusnok

Twelve regional governors have expressed support for the caretaker government of Prime Minister Jiří Rusnok. Thirteen of the 14 regional leaders participated in the vote of the Association of Region. The mayor of Prague Tomáš Hudeček was the only one to voted against supporting the government. The governors who voted in support of Mr. Rusnok were from the Social Democratic and Communist parties. Mr. Rusnok is now counting on the support of 97 MPs during the Wednesday confidence vote in the lower house of parliament, which is sufficient if there are no more than 193 MPs present. Leaders of the former center-right coalition parties – Civic Democrats, TOP 09 and LIDEM – said they will not support the caretaker government; the Social Democrats and Communists will most likely announce their stance on Tuesday.

Author: Masha Volynsky