Pecina: MPs will not vote to dissolve Parliament on Tuesday

The minister of the interior in the interim Czech government does not believe that a vote to dissolve Parliament scheduled for Tuesday will be carried. Speaking on a television debate show on Sunday, Martin Pecina said he believed the Chamber of Deputies would actually vote to dissolve itself next month at the soonest. Meanwhile, a survey conducted for Czech Television by the agencies Median and STEM/MARK suggests that over two-fifths of Czechs do not believe the vote – which would force the holding of early elections within 60 days – will be passed. An interim cabinet headed by Prime Minister Jiří Rusnok was appointed by President Miloš Zeman after the collapse of the last government in June.

Author: Ian Willoughby