Stropnický says Zeman will make him minister, despite reservations

The candidate for minister of defence, Martin Stropnický, says that despite expressing reservations about him President Miloš Zeman will appoint him to the post. Mr. Stropnický of ANO made the comments after a meeting with Mr. Zeman at Prague Castle on Wednesday as part of a series of talks the president is having with cabinet nominees. The head of state had previously expressed doubts over the suitability of Mr. Stropnický and other ministerial candidates. After recently making the Social Democrats’ Bohuslav Sobotka prime minister, Mr. Zeman is expected to appoint a coalition composed of that party, ANO and the Christian Democrats in the coming weeks.

Author: Ian Willoughby