Social Democrats plan to hold a no-confidence vote

Chairman of the main opposition party, Bohuslav Sobotka, met with President Miloš Zeman on Friday afternoon to discuss his plans to bring about early parliamentary elections and the dissolution of the current government due to a large-scale corruption scandal involving high-ranking officials from the Office of the Government and the ruling Civic Democratic party. Later the in the day, the speaker of the lower house, Miroslava Němcová, received a request from the Social Democratic party for a vote of no confidence to take place next week. After speaking with the opposition leader, the president met with Prime Minister Nečas, who did not reveal any details about the meeting to the press.

Author: Masha Volynsky