Public Affairs obstruct debate in lower house

The ongoing session of the lower house, which is also set to debate a controversial bill on church restitutions, was badly disrupted on Tuesday by a bout of filibustering by the opposition Public Affairs. The party announced its intention to obstruct debate on the bills in question in view of getting the lower chamber to discuss last week’s sacking of the police president which party leader Radek John described as an unprecedented attack on democracy. He accused the government of trying to sabotage the work of the police in investigating corruption in high places and said the present administration had completely lost its legitimacy.