Return of Christian Democrat leader Čunek not on agenda at coalition meeting

The leaders of the coalition partners did not discuss the possible return of Christian Democrat chairman Jiří Čunek to the cabinet during a meeting on Wednesday evening. Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek of the Civic Democrats again said the Christian Democrats and the Greens would have to reach an agreement on the matter. The Greens have expressed reservations about the return of Mr Čunek, who has been involved in a number of controversies. For his part, the Christian Democrats chairman insists he be allowed to resume the posts of deputy prime minister and minister for regional development, after an investigation into allegations he took bribes was dropped.

Author: Rosie Johnston