President continues to hold out on approving resignations

Meanwhile, President Klaus continues to refuse the resignation of Mr Bárta as well as the two dismissals. Mr Klaus told reporters in Brno on Tuesday that for the sake of the country he would not get involved in the chaotic situation; the coalition, he said, had made a half-step and he is waiting for the other shoe to drop. Before approving the resignations the president demands that the coalition leaders write up a plan for how they intend to continue to govern together. Prime Minister Petr Nečas says he has already told the president what the next steps will be, and urged him to fulfil his constitutional duty by approving the resignations. The constitution holds that the president must approve ministerial resignations and dismissals, but does not say when.