Pavel to appoint Ženíšek science minister Thursday

President Petr Pavel is set to appoint TOP 09 MP Marek Ženíšek as minister for science, research and innovation on Thursday. Mr. Pavel’s office made the announcement after a meeting between the head of state and Mr. Ženíšek at Prague Castle on Tuesday.

The latter is set to replace Helena Langšádlová, who recently said she was standing down from the cabinet post.

TOP 09 previously put forward another name for the position, Pavel Tujela, but he dropped out following questioning of his academic achievements.

Author: Ian Willoughby