Conservatives lose in parliament, extending impasse

Conservatives lose in parliament, extending impasse


Prague’s political deep freeze continued last Friday as parliament again rejected a conservative candidate for chamber speaker, Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa) reported. Afterward, conservative leader Mirek Topolanek and liberal Prime Minister Jiri Paroubek offered clashing plans for breaking the deadlock that has left the government in limbo since a June 3 election. Paroubek repeated his previous demand for a non-political caretaker government to run the country, noting that the election divided ...


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