Klaus: Civic Democrats should not take PM and speaker posts

22-06-2010

The Czech president, Václav Klaus, has warned against the Civic Democrats occupying both the position of prime minister and speaker of the Chamber of Deputies. In an interview for Tuesday’s edition of the newspaper Právo, he said it seemed to him out of the question that TOP 09 and Public Affairs would allow the biggest party to assume the two posts. Mr Klaus said he thought the Civic Democrats would pay for filling both jobs by losing ground in the planned coalition. Civic Democrats chairman Petr Necaš is expected to become the next Czech prime minister.