Former education minister admits Greens might leave coalition over Luzny


Former education minister Dana Kuchtova of the Green Party has admitted the Greens might leave the government if the coalition partners do not accept the party's nomination of Dusan Luzny as her successor. Mr Luzny worked as deputy to Dana Kuchtova who resigned earlier this month in connection with a poorly drafted bid for EU funding. Mr Luzny's nomination was approved by the Greens' national council last Sunday. However, both Green Party head Martin Bursik and Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek have expressed their reservations about it. Mr Luzny was also criticised by some Christian Democrats for his membership of the Communist Party before 1989 and for having omitted the words "Marxism-Leninism" from the title of his university dissertation on his CV.