Premier Fights Calls For Resignation

April 2005
Emerging Europe Monitor: Central Europe & Baltic States;Apr2005, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p1
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The article reports that Prime Minister of Czech Republic Stanislav Gross is facing growing pressure for his resignation over a financial scandal that threatens to bring down the governing coalition. The crisis has led to calls from senior members of the ruling Social Democrats (CSSD) for the formation of a minority government. But while this would free the CSSD somewhat from the constraining influence of coalition partners, the realities of government make it unlikely such a set-up could last for any significant period of time. The prime minister has, so far, resisted the calls to step down and has instead accused his opponents of launching a dirty tricks campaign against him.


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