Czech President Milos Zeman named Jiri Rusnok, a former finance minister, to head the interim government, snubbing parties from the ruling coalition and opposition in a move designed to trigger early elections.
The Czech Civic Democratic Party is seeking majority support for Parliament Speaker Miroslava Nemcova, its candidate for premier, after a scandal over illegal spying and bribery charges toppled the Cabinet of Petr Necas.
The Czech Civic Democratic Party today proposed Parliament Speaker Miroslava Nemcova for prime minister after a scandal of illegal spying and bribery allegations brought down the Cabinet of Petr Necas.
Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas is in a scrap to keep his job after prosecutors said one of his closest aides illegally ordered intelligence officers to spy on three people and was involved in a bribery case where ex- lawmakers were offered jobs at state-owned companies.
Czech Premier Petr Necas pledged to continue deficit cuts that helped reduce borrowing costs after a defeat in regional elections threaten to weaken him as the leader of the coalition government and his party.
The Czech Civic Democrats will cut budget spending and prevent rising debt from pushing the country into a Greek-style financing crisis if they lead a government following elections this month, the party’s leader said.
Czech parliament postponed a vote on tax increases that is tied to a confidence motion in the government, as Premier Petr Necas’s struggle to win backing for his austerity policies shifts to a weekend party congress.