Czech President Gives Nod To Center-left Leader To Form Coalition

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November 11, 2013 AT 12:16 PM
Czech President Milos Zeman said on Monday he would probably ask Bohuslav Sobotka, leader of the center-left Social Democratic Party, to negotiate with other groupings about forming a coalition government. "I would just remind him, that should I appoint him a prime minister, he would have to wait, because that is a bit more of a dignified occasion, which I cannot do from a wheel-chair, so an appointment won't come sooner than in the beginning of December," said Zeman, 69, who is off work recovering from a knee injury. Their most likely coalition partners are the centrist ANO party and the Christian Democrats.