Rusnok says cabinet will be in place within two weeks

Speaking after his appointment, Prime Minister Rusnok said his cabinet should be in place within two weeks. He said his government’s priorities would be to prepare a budget, the system of drawing European Union funds and helping those affected by recent flooding in the Czech Republic. For his part, President Zeman said he would play no role in the selection of ministers, adding that a technocrat government was the best guarantee that political scandals would be investigated.

Author: Ian Willoughby