Civic Democrat leader calls for consultations on mandate of Fischer government


Civic Democrat leader Mirek Topolánek has called for a meeting of party leaders which would help outline a mandate for the caretaker cabinet of prime Minister Jan Fischer over the next six months. Mr. Topolánek said in a letter to his party colleagues that the matter should be decided ahead of a meeting with Mr. Fischer himself. Prime Minster Fischer is expected to present the lower house with a draft budget proposal for 2010 and an outline of his cabinet’s policy programme next week. His cabinet, which was originally to have led the country to early elections in October, now looks set to remain in government until regular elections in June 2010.