President appoints six generals, ignores two government recommendations

President Miloš Zeman appointed six new generals on Tuesday in connection with the anniversary of the end of WWII. Four of those promoted to that rank were soldiers, while the other two were the director of the national anti-drug agency and a regional fire chief.

Mr. Zeman declined to make generals two men who had been proposed for the rank by the government: Petr Procházka, deputy commander of the country’s ground forces; and Michal Koudelka, director of the BIS intelligence service.