Právo: Klaus close to return to politics

Former Czech president Václav Klaus is close to making a return to politics, Právo has reported. The newspaper said it had learned of the planned comeback from sources close to Mr Klaus, who is 72 and was prime minister for six years in the 1990s. Právo said his decision was conditional on MPs voting to dissolve Parliament on Tuesday. There had been suggestions that Mr. Klaus could rejoin the party he founded, the Civic Democrats, but both senior party figures and the two-time president have ruled that out. An opinion poll carried by Czech Television on Sunday suggested that three-quarters of voters think he should not return to the political arena.

Author: Jan Velinger