Opposition calls for interior minister’s resignation

On Tuesday the opposition Social Democrats called on Interior Minister Ivan Langer to resign over the affair. Like Vlastimil Tlustý, the interior minister has denied that he knowingly cooperated with the mafia. He said the phone conversations were perfectly innocent and had taken place long before the controversial businessman František Mrázek was perceived as the unofficial head of the Czech mafia. The opposition is calling for a special parliamentary commission to investigate the affair.