President will name Sobotka PM once he has government with majority support

President Miloš Zeman has said he will appoint Social Democrat leader Bohuslav Sobotka prime minister once it is clear his government will have a majority in the lower house. The president said in a statement for the CTK news agency that he expected this to come about in late December or early January. Mr. Zeman said he would not require signatures from all MPs supporting the government, merely a commitment from the leaders of the respective coalition parties.