President-elect to meet with leading politicians

President-elect Miloš Zeman is to hold talks this week with the country’s leading politicians. On Tuesday he will be meeting with the outgoing president, Vaclav Klaus, Prime Minister Petr Nečas and Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg. Meetings are also being scheduled with the heads of all parliamentary parties. According to the CTK news agency Mr. Zeman has refused to meet with the newly-established junior governing party LIDEM on the grounds that it did not gain legitimacy in parliamentary elections.