Sunday, June 04, 2006

Czechs faces political deadlock after elections

By Robert Anderson in Prague

The Czech Republic looks set for another period of weak government after general elections at the weekend ended in stalemate and acrimony.
Prime Minister Jiri Paroubek on Sunday announced that he wanted to lead his Social Democrats into opposition but disparaged the chances of the rightwing Civic Democrats (ODS) forming a stable government. "You're not even going to be able to wash your hands without the opposition," he told Mirek Topolanek, ODS leader, during a television debate.

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