The Czech centre-right government of Prime Minister Petr Nečas has marked its first 100 days in office. The daily Lidové noviny on Thursday gave the prime minister its highest score for the initial period in office. A poll of readers put the prime minister in third place behind the Justice Minister and Foreign Minister. Worst ranked by the paper and its readers was Minister of the Interior and Public Affairs party leader Radek John.
The three-way coalition government formed after elections in May has described itself as a government of fiscal responsibility, pushing through cuts in public spending and sparking protests, especially from plans to cut public sector wages and staff to save around 10 percent in labour costs. The business daily Hospodářske noviny said that in spite of its failures the government has embarked on its main pledge of making savings.
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