TOP 09 to propose amendment limiting president’s powers

TOP 09 has said it will propose an amendment to the Constitution limiting the powers of the president. The centre-right party said on Monday it was ready to consult the amendment with all parties in the lower house and wanted to table it within a fortnights’ time. The move stems from widespread anger over President Zeman’s decision to ignore Parliament and appoint a prime minister designate of his own choice. Both the right and left wing parties are unhappy with the development and accuse the president of setting up his own puppet administration.