Czech lower house one step closer to passing early elections bill

05-05-2009

The Czech Chamber of Deputies has passed a reading of a constitutional bill which would bring about early elections in the Czech Republic. The bill proposes that early elections take place in this country on October 10 at the latest. On Tuesday, it was sent to a final reading, the final vote on the matter is expected to take place next week. The bill in questions sets out deadlines for calling and organizing elections. Under the proposal, August 26 will be the latest date at which a general election can be called. The bill was voted for by 151 of the 175 deputies present, the rest abstained.