Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Interim Czech Prime Minister appointed

After the scandalous resignation of the Czech Prime Minister the President and well known alcoholic, Miloš Zeman, had to look around for an interim government leader. He has now found one:
President Miloš Zeman has appointed economist Jiří Rusnok to succeed Petr Nečas as prime minister of the Czech Republic. Mr. Rusnok, who is 52 and was finance minister under then PM Zeman for just over a year in the early 2000s, will head a caretaker cabinet.
This seems to be following a certain fashion in European countries for "technocrat" governments that appear to be no more successful than political ones. So far as anyone can tell neither the left nor the right in the Czech Chamber of Deputies is happy with the choice.

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