Czech party to pull out of cabinet, threatening its survival

PRAGUE Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:30pm EST

Karolina Peake at a parliamentary confidence vote in Prague April 27, 2012. REUTERS/Petr Josek

Karolina Peake at a parliamentary confidence vote in Prague April 27, 2012.

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PRAGUE (Reuters) - A junior party in the Czech center-right coalition called on its ministers to quit the government on January 10 after a row with Prime Minister Petr Necas, threatening the cabinet's survival, the LIDEM party's chief Karolina Peake said on Thursday.

The new crisis in the government comes after Necas fired Peake as defense minister earlier on Thursday, just a week after she took office.

(Reporting by Robert Mueller; writing by Jan Lopatka)

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