PM Nečas sets conditions for government to continue

Speaking after a meeting of the Civic Democrat party’s regional heads in Prague on Thursday, Prime Minister Petr Nečas set down conditions for the centre-right government to continue in office. Mr Nečas said that either at least 10 ex-Public Affairs MPs support the coalition cabinet in the lower house; if not enough ex-Public Affairs MPs are willing to do so, the country will head for snap elections. The announcement comes a day after the Civic Democrats announced they were ending cooperation with Public Affairs following a split in that party. Deputy PM Karolína Peake, who is the informal leader of the ex-Public Affairs MPs’ group, can reportedly count on seven MPs including herself.

Author: Jan Richter