Politicians divided over court verdict
Politicians are divided over the verdict of the Constitutional Court. The Social Democrats said the court had made a decision influencing the state budget, without bearing political responsibility for the move. Party leader Jiří Paroubek said the court had acted as it were a third chamber of Parliament. TOP 09 and the Green Party have said it is vitally necessary to analyze what impact such a change would have on the state budget, while the Civic Democrats have stressed the urgency of reforming the entire pension system.