Social Democrats favour early elections

The leader of the Social Democratic Party, Bohuslav Sobotka, and deputy party leader Michal Hašek met with the president on Saturday evening at his residence in Lány to discuss ways out of the current government crisis. The Social Democrats repeated they were only in favour of early elections as a solution and were against a caretaker government or a continuation of the centre-right coalition under a new prime minister. The party leaders informed Miloš Zeman they will begin looking for the support of at least 120 MPs needed to dissolve the lower house to pave the way for early elections.

Author: Jan Velinger