Sobotka: Parliament should hold up to two extraordinary sessions to get through workload this summer

16-05-2009

The Czech Chamber of Deputies may hold up to two extraordinary sessions in the course of this summer to discuss items which are not covered at the normal meeting of Parliament in June, Social Democrat Bohuslav Sobotka has said. On Wednesday, the lower house passed a bill calling early elections by October 10 this year, following the fall of the government coalition in March. On Friday, Mr Sobotka said that Parliament was currently ‘overburdened’ with draft legislation to be discussed, and that it should meet on several further occasions to get through the workload. The deputy head of the Social Democrats pointed out that Parliament already planned one extraordinary session at which a vote of confidence in interim Prime Minister Jan Fischer would take place.