Opposition leader presents re-jigged shadow cabinet

The leader of the opposition Social Democrats Bohuslav Sobotka on Friday presented the party leadership with a reconstructed shadow cabinet, in the wake of the party’s annual conference. Four shadow ministers have been replaced among them former party leader Jiří Paroubek and Michal Hašek who unsuccessfully challenged Bohuslav Sobotka for the party’s top post. The party leader has newly introduced an anti-corruption portfolio in the shadow cabinet, mirroring a newly established and still vacant post in the coalition government.