Sobotka suggests Social Democrats stage a walk-out during confidence vote

Chairman of the Social Democratic party Bohuslav Sobotka said that he is planning to propose that his party walks out during the confidence vote for the interim government on Wednesday. The Social Democratic party will most likely decide on its position on Tuesday. Mr. Sobotka said that not participating in the vote at allow will allow his party to distance itself from Jiří Rusnok’s government, but they will also not be voting with their political rivals in the Civic Democratic and TOP 09 parties. If all of his party members were to accept this strategy, it would mean that Mr. Rusnok’s government will not win the confidence vote. Leaders of the former center-right coalition have said that all of their MPs should be present at the Wednesday vote and are expected to vote against the caretaker government.

Author: Masha Volynsky