Social Democrat leadership says government line-up should remain unchanged

The Social Democrat leader called a meeting of the party’ s leadership on Friday for a debate on the present political situation. The meeting focused on the president’s objections to a number of ministerial nominees with which the prime minister is acquainted. Lubomir Zaoralek, who is nominated to the post of foreign minister in the nascent government, said the president’s stated reservation were petty and none of them justified making changes to the government line-up.