Opposition wants snap election

While the three parties in government want to see out a term that comes to an end in just under a year from now, the opposition Social Democrats have repeated their call for a snap election. The party’s leader, Bohuslav Sobotka, says the only way forward is to dissolve parliament, a move that would necessitate fresh elections within 60 days. However, that would require at least 120 votes in the Chamber of Deputies, which the coalition parties could block. Mr. Sobotka says he wants to discuss the situation with the other parties and the president, Miloš Zeman. The Communist Party have also called for early elections.

Author: Ian Willoughby