Opposition outraged by plans to save ruling coalition

The opposition parties, who had been calling for the prime minister ‘s resignation and early elections have expressed outrage over the latest developments. Opposition leader Bohuslav Sobotka accused the ruling parties of shameful conduct which he said was damaging the country’s reputation both at home and abroad. The opposition leader said that if the Civic Democrats thought they could whitewash their reputation by getting rid of Petr Nečas they were very much mistaken. The opposition Communist Party and Public Affairs said that while they would continue to push for early elections it seemed evident that the ruling coalition was determined not to relinquish power.