Pavel Dobeš to quit as transport minister next month

The minister of transport, Pavel Dobeš, has handed in his resignation to Prime Minister Petr Nečas and will formally step down on December 3. On Tuesday night, the leadership of the smallest party in the governing coalition, LIDEM, had called for the resignation of Mr. Dobeš, who was the appointment of a party that LIDEM split from. He came under pressure in the summer when the launch of a new Transport Ministry register of vehicles was accompanied by numerous problems; LIDEM’s leader Karolína Peake said one reason it was necessary for the minister to go was that it was still not working properly. Ms. Peake’s assistant Robert Vacek will take over the Transport portfolio when Mr. Dobeš leaves office.

Author: Ian Willoughby