Vladimír Balaš nominated to replace Gazdík as education minister

Czech government coalition party the Mayors and Independents are proposing MP Vladimír Balaš as new minister of education, representatives said after a meeting of the grouping’s executive. Mr. Balaš – a constitutional lawyer – will follow Petr Gazdík, who is stepping down at the end of the month after being linked to the alleged ringleader of a criminal conspiracy.

On Monday Mr. Balaš is due to speak with Prime Minister Petr Fiala, who will discuss the education minister’s post with President Miloš Zeman that evening.

Author: Ian Willoughby