Sobotka to request a meeting with the president

Bohuslav Sobotka said on Sunday that he is planning to request a meeting with President Zeman. The Social Democratic party chairman added that he views the first post-election meeting as an informal one and does not expect that the president will name him prime minister designate right away. Mr. Sobotka is hoping to put together a new cabinet before the end of the year. The Social Democrats received the most votes in the October general elections, but negotiations about a future government have been delayed by in-party disputes.

Author: Masha Volynsky