Opposition leader looking for allies to help bring down government

Meanwhile, Social Democrat leader Jiří Paroubek has been rallying supporters to bring down the government. Shortly after his party’s landslide victory in regional elections, information surfaced that the Social Democrats had offered the Christian Democrats of the coalition government the posts of governor in the Pardubice and South Moravian region, if they bring down the government in Wednesday’s vote. Christian Democrat leader Jiří Čunek publicly refused the offer, saying his party would stand by the government as one man.