Social Democrats insisting on Agriculture Ministry in coalition talks

18-12-2013

As coalition talks continue, the Social Democrats say they will not give up the agriculture portfolio. The smallest party in the nascent three-party government, the Christian Democrats, have insisted that they get agriculture, and the issue has proven to be a sticking point in negotiations. On Wednesday, the Social Democrats said they were pushing for a cabinet in which they would have eight seats, ANO seven and the Christian Democrats three; the latter would include the Ministries of Labour and Social Affairs and either Transport or Regional Development, along with a deputy prime minister’s post.