Confidence vote in caretaker cabinet to be held June 7

26-05-2009

The Chamber of Deputies will hold a vote of confidence in Jan Fischer’s caretaker cabinet on Sunday June 7, it was announced on Tuesday. Mr Fischer made the announcement after meeting head of the Czech lower house Miloslav Vlček on Tuesday morning. According to the Czech Constitution, the interim prime minister’s cabinet has 30 days to secure a vote of confidence after being appointed. June 7 is the last day that Mr Fischer’s cabinet could, constitutionally, hold the vote. Speaking on Tuesday, Miloslav Vlček said that he was opposed to the idea of holding the vote before the European elections on June 5-6, as a vote of confidence in Mr Fischer’s cabinet could be misused in the election campaign. Mr Vlček added that he believed there would be ‘no obstruction’ to Mr Fischer’s cabinet surviving the vote.