Rusnok cabinet begins to take shape

The new government led by Prime Minister Jiří Rusnok has begun to take shape. Martin Pecina will take the helm at the Ministry of the Interior, which he headed from May 2009 until March the following year in a previous caretaker government. Diplomat Jan Kohout, who served as foreign minister in the same cabinet, appears set to take the same post again. Marie Benešová, a former senior state prosecutor, is in the frame to take the justice portfolio. Mr Rusnok said on Tuesday that his cabinet would be completed within two weeks. After its naming, it will have 30 days to seek a parliamentary vote of confidence.

Author: Jan Velinger