TITLE

Premier Fights Calls For Resignation

PUB. DATE
April 2005
SOURCE
Emerging Europe Monitor: Central Europe & Baltic States;Apr2005, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Country Report
DOC. TYPE
Country Report
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
16590075

 

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