Caretaker cabinet resigns

13-08-2013

Caretaker Prime Minister Jiří Rusnok handed his resignation to President Milos Zeman on Tuesday morning, after his cabinet failed to win a vote of confidence in the lower house last week. Mr. Rusnok’s government will remain in office until the next general elections. President Zeman appointed the interim government in early July, despite criticism from the Chamber of Deputies. The lower house is scheduled to vote on its dissolution next Tuesday and if the motion is approved, the president will have to schedule early elections within 60 days.