PM to reveal name of new environment minister on Monday

Prime Minister Petr Nečas has said that on Monday he will announce the name of new environment minister - to succeed Pavel Drobil who stepped down in connection with a recent corruption scandal. The prime minister refused to reveal any details other than the fact the person is a member of the Civic Democratic Party. The mayor of Prague 6, Tomáš Chalupa, fits that bill and has consistently been mentioned as the most likely candidate. A source told the Czech news agency, ČTK, that all indications were that he will get the job. Mr Chalupa, who is 36, has been a district mayor since 2002.

Author: Jan Velinger