Czech Parliament Votes for New Elections

People ♦ Published: August 21, 2013; 10:23 ♦ (Vindobona)

The Czech House of Representatives has decided its dissolution on Tuesday evening and therefore clears the way for early parliamentary elections, which in all likelyhood will take place on October 25 and 26.

Czech Parliament Votes for New Elections / Picture: © Wikipedia / David Sedlecký

140 MPs out of the 200-member parliamentary chamber voted for the early termination. A constitutional majority of 120 votes was necessary. Particularly the Social Democrats (CSSD), Communists (KSCM), the liberal-conservative party Top 09 of former Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg and the populist party of Public Affairs (VV) have voted with a “yes”.

The representatives of…