Social Democrat leader to meet President Zeman

The leader of the Social Democrats, Bohuslav Sobotka, is scheduled to meet with President Miloš Zeman on Wednesday to discuss the party’s plans to form the next Czech government. It will be the first post-election meeting between the president and the Social Democrat chair, who faced a revolt within his party following their disappointing results in the election; the Social Democrats came first but with far fewer votes than expected. Mr Sobotka said he did not yet expect an official appointment to start talks on forming the government.

Author: Jan Richter