Mixed reactions to police request
TOP 09 deputy chairman Miroslav Kalousek said that if the police wanted to charge Mr. Nečas with corruption in connection with the case of three MPS who had been given lucrative posts in return for party loyalty then he would not support a motion to release him for prosecution. Mr. Kalousek said such deals were a common practice in politics anywhere. The Civic Democrats’ deputies group in Parliament has also said it would stand by Mr. Nečas. On the other hand, the junior party in the outgoing government, LIDEM, and the opposition Social Democrats have said they will await the recommendation of the mandate and immunity committee which has been able to study the police file on Mr. Necas.