Rebel MPs play hard to get ahead of no-confidence vote

The government’s future ahead of Wednesday’s no-confidence vote is looking uncertain with at least two rebel MPs refusing to say which way they will vote. The government coalition is unsure of securing a majority in Wednesday’s vote and needs all of its MPs to vote for its survival. On Monday, Green MP Věra Jakubková said in light of her party’s poor show in this weekend’s regional and Senate elections, she would have to think seriously about whether, with its current leadership, the party should stay in power. Rebel Civic Democrat Jan Schwippel has also voiced reservations about supporting the government, but has said he probably will as the country needs stability going into its first EU presidency.

Author: Rosie Johnston