Sobotka will meet with President Zeman after the New Year
The most likely next prime minister, Bohuslav Sobotka, will meet with President Miloš Zeman in the new year, to discuss ministerial candidates for the future cabinet. The Social Democratic chairman was expected to meet with the president right after the Christmas holiday, but the meeting was postponed to a yet unknown date in early January. The three future coalition partners – Social Democrats, Christian Democrats and ANO – are expected to sign the coalition agreement on 6 January. President Zeman has already said that he might not confirm some of the members of the future cabinet. On Friday, members of the forming coalition announced that once representatives of the three parties will agree on a list of ministers, the coalition will support the cabinet as a whole, no matter what the president’s opinion may be.