Mixed response from centre-right coalition

The Civic Democratic Party has described the Social Democrat’s offer as a futile attempt to gain control in the face of an existing right-wing majority in the Chamber of Deputies. The Speaker of the lower house Miroslava Nemcová said the only acceptable solution was to respect this majority, while Civic Democrat leader Martin Kuba noted the Social Democrats were desperately trying to regain control of the situation after several of their party members had nodded to offers to join the Rusnok cabinet, which is perceived by some as the president’s interim administration. On the other hand the centre-right TOP 09 noted that the Social Democratic Party’s request was legitimate and a Social Democrat cabinet would be better than the one now emerging.

Author: Masha Volynsky