Czech president: new cabinet to be appointed early next week
Czech President Vaclav Klaus said Tuesday that he plans to appoint the country's new centre-right, budget-conscious government led by Prime Minister Petr Necas early next week, DPA reported.
Necas, the leader of the centre-right Civic Democrats, is expected to rule with the conservative TOP 09 and the populist Public Affairs parties. Once appointed, his cabinet has 30 days to pass a confidence vote in the Parliament's 200-seat lower house.
Necas has said that he aims to have his government in place by mid-July, so it can start working on its own thrifty budget for 2011.
His ruling coalition is also expected to promise to overhaul pensions and welfare and combat corruption.
Once appointed, the Necas-led government will replace the caretaker cabinet led by outgoing Prime Minister Jan Fischer, which has ruled the central European country of 10.5 million for more than a year.