New bill: Lower house still enjoys sole right to elect supervisory board

13-01-2001

The bill's main provision is that in future nominations for a new 15-member Supervisory Board of Czech Television will come from professional and civic groups, not political parties. However the process of electing members of the board will still be decided by the lower house of Parliament alone. The lower house also retains the sole right to dismiss the board. The law still has to be passed in the Senate, and signed by President Vaclav Havel. The lower house rejected the Four Party Coalition's proposal to split the election of board members between the lower house, the Senate and the President.