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Czech Republic: Rusnok New Head of Government

Published: June 25, 2013; 17:03 · (Vindobona)

Czech President Milos Zeman has appointed his confidant Jiri Rusnok head of a government of experts.

The 52-year-old economic expert and former Finance Minister was sworn in today. Left-wing oriented Rusnok is supposed to lead the country out of the political crisis, Prime Minister Petr Necas has driven it into. Necas, head of the center-left government, stepped back on June 17 after a corruption and spying scandal became public.

Rusnok now has to form his cabinet which needs to…

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