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Czech president appoints cabinet in showdown with parliament
July 10, 2013 / 9:17 AM / in 4 years

Czech president appoints cabinet in showdown with parliament

PRAGUE, July 10 (Reuters) - Czech President Milos Zeman appointed a cabinet on Wednesday led by Prime Minister Jiri Rusnok that faces almost certain rejection by parties in parliament.

The leftist president chose the economist Rusnok, a longtime ally and finance minister in a Zeman-led cabinet a decade ago, to lead the EU member state into an election next year and help the economy out of a recession now in its second year.

But the cabinet is likely to lose a vote of confidence due within a month as parties reject Zeman’s choice, leading to more political bickering and possibly an early election.

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