Sobotka: Meeting with Zeman set for Friday

The chairman of the Social Democrats, Bohuslav Sobotka, has told reporters that he is set to meet President Miloš Zeman on Friday. The likely next prime minister has called on the head of state to implement the steps necessary for the formation of a new government as soon as possible. Mr. Sobotka, who cancelled his programme for Tuesday after coming down with a cold, will present Mr. Zeman with copies of the coalition agreements that he and the leaders of ANO and the Christian Democrats have just signed. The Social Democrats chief on Monday called on the president to name him prime minister as soon as possible. There has been speculation that Mr. Zeman may attempt to refuse some ministerial nominees.

Author: Ian Willoughby