President Klaus meets with PM Topolanek


President Vaclav Klaus on Friday met with Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek to discuss the ongoing political crisis after his cabinet lost a vote of confidence in the lower house earlier this week. The president said that he would accept the prime minister's resignation next Wednesday and would ask the minority Civic Democrat government to remain in office until a new government can be appointed. Mr. Klaus indicated that he had a plan of action and said he would start negotiations with all parliamentary parties as soon as possible but he made it clear that he would not appoint a new prime minister designate before the end of October.