Czech Republic: Sobotka Sworn in as PM

People ♦ Published: January 17, 2014; 18:26 ♦ (Vindobona)

Head of the Czech Social Democrats (CSSD), Bohuslav Sobotka, was sworn in as new Prime Minister by President Milos Zeman on Friday afternoon.

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The swearing-in took place at Prague castle. The appointment of the rest of the members of the future cabinet will take place in the last week of January.

Almost three months after the early parliamentary elections, where CSSD achieved a marginal victory over the other parties, Sobotka was appointed the head of government. This has been the first time in the history of the…