Social Democrats’ shadow cabinet to be one of social responsibility, says party leader


The opposition Social Democrats are set to present their shadow cabinet on Wednesday. Social Democrats acting leader Bohuslav Sobotka said that it would be one of social responsibility. He said the party would aim at providing an assertive and rigorous opposition to the government coalition of fiscal responsibilty. Mr Sobotka added that the Social Democrats will try to push through reforms that distribute the tax burden more evenly across both higher and lower income earners. Other areas that the opposition cabinet is planning to engage in are anti-corruption measures and the pension reform. The Social Democrats came first in elections in May, but were unable to find coalition partners.