Christian Democrat: Ending of lustration law could rule out participation in coalition

26-11-2013

The Christian Democrats may not join a coalition if a law preventing collaborators with the communist-era secret police, the StB, from attaining high office is removed from the statute books. The party’s deputy leader, Jan Bartošek, said he foresaw a “big collision” in connection with the issue. The leader of the Social Democrats has questioned the usefulness of the lustration (screening) law. The head of ANO has been listed as a collaborator with the StB, which could mean he cannot become a minister.