Government Crisis in Czech Republic

Politics ♦ Published: December 21, 2012; 18:46 ♦ (Vindobona)

After the new Minister of Defence was removed, the coalition collapses.

Government Crisis in Czech Republic / Picture: ©

The smallest coalition party LIDEM terminates the coalition with ODS and TOP09. Prime Minister Petr Necas (ODS) dismissed LIDEM´s party leader Karolina Peake as Minister of Defense after only one week. Peake: “What has happened is a breach of mutual trust.” LIDEM will become an opposition party by the beginning of January, Peake said.

According to Necas, the removal of Peake…