Coalition leaders want government to continue


Leaders of the Czech centre-right coalition have agreed they want the government to continue, a government spokesman said after their meeting on Monday evening. Leaders of the Civic Democrats, TOP 09 and Public Affairs parties agreed on further negotiations, and will amend the coalition agreement, the spokesman said. No details were given about how they want to deal with the on-going government crisis; the head of the Civic Democrat group of deputies, Petr Tluchoř, said further talks will be held after President Václav Klaus accepts the resignation of transport minister and unofficial Public Affairs leader Vít Bárta, and the dismissal of party chairman Radek John from the Interior Ministry and Josef Dobeš from the Ministry of Education.