Rift breaks out in government over sacking of deputy minister

12-07-2009

A rift in the caretaker government has broken out over the dismissal of deputy justice minister František Korbel. The Green Party has said it will seek an explanation over the fate of its man from Prime Minister Jan Fischer and has called for the resignation of Justice Minister Daniela Kovárová. Green Party leader Ondřej Liška said he was not consulted about the dismissal and complained of the weak reasons behind it. Mr Korbel is rumoured to have been picked out because of his criticism of manipulation of the law by top state legal officials. The Green Party helped form the caretaker government alongside the two main parties, the Civic Democrats and Social Democrats.