TOP 09 deputy leader warns against minority government


Deputy leader of the TOP 09 party, Miroslav Kalousek, described the scenario of a minority right-wing coalition with parliamentary support from the Public Affairs party as unfortunate. He told Czech Radio that time was pressing for the parties to agree a deal and pointed to the end of September deadline for agreeing a budget for 2011. Both TOP 09 and the Civic Democrats would like to push through more ambitious cuts in the public deficit than initially outlined by the current caretaker government.