Czech leftish opposition calls for early elections, says not to support new right-wing govt.

By bne IntelliNews June 17, 2013

The major opposition Social Democratic Party (CSSD), dominating in opinion polls, has called for early elections and said it will not support a new right-wing government led by the party of PM Petr Necas who said he will resign today (June 17) over a corruption and spying scandal involving his top aide, CTK news agency reported.

Necas submitted his resignation to President Milos Zeman on June 17 and said he wants the three-party ruling coalition including also conservative TOP 09 and small liberal party called LIDEM to form a new government to rule the country until a scheduled general election due May 2014. After meeting Zeman on Monday, Necas said the president does not favour early elections.

Zeman will meet the leaders of the political parties starting as of June 21 to consider the options. Necas will remain as caretaker premier until Zeman names his successor.If Zeman fails to name a new prime minister, early elections could be held within 60 days after parliament is dissolved.

Necas also quit as chairman of ODS. The party is now headed by industry and trade minister Martin Kuba.

Related Articles

CEZ ignores Czech finance minister and re-elects CEO

The supervisory board at Czech power group CEZ ignored pressure from the finance ministry to dump the current management, local media report. Finance Minister Andrej Babis has been accumulating ... more

Japan’s Asahi buys a huge round in Central Europe

Asahi has beaten a host of regional heavyweights in the race to buy SABMiller’s Central and Eastern European beer brands, the Japanese brewer announced on December 13. The Asian giant said it ... more

Tension cools as EU approves Czech renewables support

The European Commission approved on November 28 the Czech Republic’s support scheme for renewable energy projects. The move should put several years of recurring uncertainty over the state payments ... more

Register here to continue reading this article and 2 more for free or purchase 12 months full website access including the bne Magazine for just $119/year.

Already a subscriber or registered - click here to recover access.

If you a IntelliNews Pro user - click here to login.

Thank you. Please complete your registration by confirming your email address.
A confirmation email has been sent to the email address you provided.

To continue viewing our content you need to complete the registration process.

Please look for an email that was sent to with the subject line "Confirmation bne IntelliNews access". This email will have instructions on how to complete registration process. Please check in your "Junk" folder in case this communication was misdirected in your email system.

Already a subscriber or registered - click here to recover access.

If you a IntelliNews Pro user - click here to login.

If you have any questions please contact us at sales@intellinews.com

Subscribe to bne IntelliNews website and magazine

Subscribe to bne IntelliNews website and monthly magazine, the leading source of business, economic and financial news and commentary in emerging markets.

Your subscription includes:
  • Full access to the bne content daily news and features on the website
  • Newsletters direct to your mailbox
  • Print and digital subscription to the monthly bne magazine
  • Digital subscription to the weekly bne newspaper

Already a subscriber or registered - click here to recover access.

If you a IntelliNews Pro user - click here to login.

bne IntelliNews
$119 per year

All prices are in US dollars net of applicable taxes.

If you have any questions please contact us at sales@intellinews.com

Register for free to read bne IntelliNews Magazine. You'll receive a free digital subscription.

Already a subscriber or registered - click here to recover access.

If you a IntelliNews Pro user - click here to login.

Thank you. Please complete your registration by confirming your email address.
A confirmation email has been sent to the email address you provided.

IntelliNews Pro offers daily news updates delivered to your inbox and in-depth data reports.
Get the emerging markets newswire that financial professionals trust.

"No day starts for my team without IntelliNews Pro" — UBS

Thank-you for requesting an IntelliNews Pro trial. Our team will be in contact with you shortly.

Dismiss