Rusnok cabinet to be appointed on Wednesday

Jan Fischer’s selection means the line-up of the Rusnok cabinet is complete. The interim government will be appointed on Wednesday, from which point it will have 30 days to win a confidence vote in the lower house. If, as many expect, it fails to win backing, President Miloš Zeman can task a new prime minister with forming a government. However, there is no deadline under which he would have to take such a step. If the president’s second nominee is also unsuccessful, the chair of the lower house gets to choose a prime minister.

Author: Ian Willoughby