President to appoint new government next Wednesday

President Miloš Zeman will appoint the new centre-left cabinet of Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka to office on Wednesday, January 29, his office said in a press release today. The incoming coalition government of Social Democrats, ANO and the Christian Democrats has a comfortable 111-seat majority in the lower house. Under a coalition deal signed late last year, the Social Democrats will hold eight ministerial posts, the ANO party six and the Christian Democrats three.