Pecina launches administrative proceedings

Interior Minister Martin Pecina on Monday launched administrative proceedings to determine who – of the country’s two police presidents – will lead the force. The move follows the minister’s reinstatement of Petr Lessý after he was cleared of criminal charges. But the current president, Martin Červíček, has been of no mind to step down after serving in the post for a year-and-a-half. President Miloš Zeman criticised the outgoing interior minister for steps leading up to the situation, saying the matter should be resolved once a new minister is named – expected during the first half or so of January – if the three parties negotiating on the new government agree on a final deal.

Author: Jan Velinger