MP Šťovíček sitting on the fence

19-07-2012

Deputy Milan Šťovíček of the opposition party Public Affairs may get kicked out of the party after repeatedly supporting the governing coalition in crucial votes. The MP stayed with Public Affairs after the party split and the break-away faction around deputy prime minister Karolina Peake remained in the government but despite his party being in the opposition he has almost consistently continued to support the ruling coalition. Although Public Affairs has repeatedly called their MP to order over the matter the party is hesitant to expel him given the fact that such a move would most likely strengthen the numbers of the ruling coalition. Karolina Peake, the head of the break-away faction now going under the name LIDEM, has said she has not given up on her efforts to bring more politicians to her camp.