Ministers in interim cabinet would accept or consider offer to stand for Zeman’s party

Martin Pecina, who is interim interior minister in a caretaker cabinet installed by President Zeman, has said he would accept an offer to stand for the Zemanites in the next elections, the Czech News Agency reported. Agriculture Minister Miroslav Toman and Regional Development Minister František Lukl said they would consider such an offer. Other members of cabinet, such as Finance Minister Jan Fischer and Foreign Minister Jan Kohout, ruled out standing for the party. Prime Minister Jiří Rusnok, who formally handed in his resignation on Tuesday, has said he will not remain in politics when he actually steps down.

Author: Ian Willoughby