Pecina dismisses Červíček, ending bizarre situation of two police chiefs

The outgoing minister of the interior, Martin Pecina, has removed Martin Červíček as president of the Czech Republic’s police force. The move brings to an end a bizarre situation in which there were two police chiefs in the wake of the reinstatement of Petr Lessy when charges against him were dropped. The man in the frame for the interior portfolio in the emerging government, Milan Chovanec, has indicated that he will not keep Mr. Lessy on as police president. The latter has indicated that he is ready to resign.

Author: Ian Willoughby