Czech Parliament to hold no-confidence vote on April 26.

By bne IntelliNews April 20, 2011
The parliaments lower house will hold a vote of no-confidence against the coalition government of PM Petr Necas on April 26, CTK newswire reported. The motion was filed by centre-left opposition party Social Democrats (CSSD) after a series of scandals and corruption allegations. CSSD expects the leftist Communist party KSCM and dissatisfied legislators from the coalition parties to support the motion. Currently CSSD and KSCM control 82 of the votes in the 200-seat Chamber of Deputies, while they need the support of at least 101 legislators to oust the government. If CSSD does not succeed, it would push for early elections. CSSD criticises the corruption and bribing scandals in the coalition of the centre-right Civic Democrats (ODS), conservative TOP 09 and centrist Public Affairs (VV). The coalition parties have agreed on reshuffling the government as a way out of the crisis, PM Necas announced on the government website vlada.cz. Unaffiliated former elite police chief Jan Kubice will be appointed interior minister to replace Radek John, who will remain in the government as deputy PM for anti-corruption fight. Education minister Josef Dobes will keep his post and Radek Smerda will replace transport minister Vit Barta, who resigned over corruption allegations. The crisis started with allegations that Vit Barta, who is also informal leader of VV, tried to bribe party members to secure their loyalty, Barta resigned but denied any wrongdoing. Necas demanded that Radek John and Josef Dobes, also members of VV, leave due to their connections with private detective agency ABL that Barta used to own. Necas submitted the resignations of the three ministers for approval by President Vaclav Klaus, but Klaus demanded that Necas draws up a plan on the future of the government before he agrees to accept the resignations.

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