[26.01.2010 19:35 UTC] Více autorů
Former political rivals meet at Prague Castle
President Václav Klaus met with his one-time rival, former Social Democrat prime minister Miloš Zeman at Prague Castle on Tuesday. Mr. Zeman is now leading a new left-wing party that will run in the spring general elections, but both politicians stressed that it had been an informal meeting unrelated to Mr. Zeman’s political comeback. In what was termed a general debate, the two former rivals agreed that the Czech Republic was badly in need of strong leadership, describing the present situation as a political void. The two politicians were involved in a number of political conflicts during the nineties, when Mr. Klaus was the head of the Civic Democrats and Mr. Zeman the leader of the Social Democrats, but they put aside their differences to form a hidden grand coalition in 1998.
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