Czech President Václav Klaus will appoint Jan Fischer the country’s new prime minister on Thursday. The news came shortly after the centre-right Civic Democrats and the opposition Social Democrats reaffirmed their support for a caretaker government led by non-partisan Jan Fischer. Under the deal, the new interim administration should have 16 non-partisan cabinet members, take over on May 9th and rule the country until early elections in October.
Although the two smaller coalition parties have reservations regarding this solution to the crisis, the two strongest parties on the Czech political scene – the Civic and Social Democrats have enough votes to push through both a confidence vote in the Fischer government and early elections.
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