PM: no current cabinet members to receive new post of deputy PM for economy in reshuffle

Prime Minister Topolánek has said no current cabinet members are likely to be chosen to fill the new post of deputy prime minister for the economy when he makes a cabinet reshuffle next month. He told the weekly Ekonom neither the finance minister, Miroslav Kalousek, nor the trade minister, Martin Říman, was likely to get the job. Mr Topolánek said the creation of the post was not a populist gesture; he said the government needed to push through pension reforms and to deal with current economic problems.

Author: Ian Willoughby