Czech president to appoint government on July 13


Czech President Václav Klaus has announced he will appoint the incoming centre-right government of Prime Minister Petr Nečas on July 13. The formal appointment of the government sets the clock ticking for it to win a vote of confidence in the lower house of parliament within 30 days. The three-way coalition partners, the right-wing Civic Democrats, conservative TOP 09, and centrist Public Affairs should have no problem there since they command 118 seats in the 200-seat lower house. Civic Democrat leader Petr Nečas was already named the incoming prime minister at the end of June.