Němcová suggests president had mind made up all along

In related news, the centre-right coalition’s nominee for prime minister, Miroslava Němcová, suggested earlier that the president had largely made up his mind ahead of talks with party leaders over the course of the weekend. In an interview for news website idnes, Ms Němcová said naming an interim government would only deepen the current crisis. None of the parties in the lower house favour an interim government as an option: the opposition Social Democrats and Communists stated from the beginning of the crisis that they wanted early elections and the Civic Democrats are also likely to get on board if Mr Zeman pushes ahead with an interim cabinet. The president is to announce his decision at 3 P.M. on Tuesday.

Author: Jan Velinger