Nečas says finding new defense minister is his top priority

Prime Minister Petr Nečas has said that his Civic Democratic Party is not interested in occupying the position of the defense minister, which has been empty since the LIDEM party chairwoman Karolína Peake was dismissed from the post in December. Mr Nečas, who has been serving as the temporary head of the defense ministry, said that finding a replacement is a top priority and there have been speculations that he may be looking for a non-partisan candidate for the job. The Civic Democrats’ coalition partner TOP 09 has publicly voiced its concern over the unresolved issue.

Author: Masha Volynsky