Czechs are “justifiably nervous” about a government impasse that intensified last Friday after parliament failed for a fourth time to elect a speaker, Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa) cited conservative leader Mirek Topolanek as saying. Topolanek has been trying to assume power from Prime Minister Jiri Paroubek since his Civic Democrats (ODS) won a June 3 election.
But, Paroubek’s liberal Social Democrats (CSSD) have blocked the way. Voters elected an equal number of conservatives and liberals to ...

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