Sobotka says demand for screening certificates should not pose a problem

Social Democrat leader Bohuslav Sobotka, whose party won the elections by a small margin and who is expected to lead coalition talks on forming the next government said on Monday he did not expect the president’s demand for screening certificates to pose a problem. Mr. Sobotka noted that the party or parties involved in setting up the next government would naturally be held accountable for the names of ministers they put forward. He said that either way the first round of talks usually focused on programme compatibility rather than personnel matters.