President Klaus says cabinet less efficient than expected

09-12-2011

President Klaus has criticized the centre-right cabinet saying it was weaker and less efficient than one would have expected from a government with a strong majority in Parliament. Speaking at a gathering of business leaders Mr. Klaus said this was due to both to differences over how to proceed with reforms and a series of scandals attached to cabinet members from all the coalition parties. Corruption scandals and political clashes have led to the replacement of 7 cabinet ministers within the space of a year. Despite these problems, the Necas cabinet has pushed ahead with reforms in the face of a looming recession in Europe.